LANCASTER (CNS) — A suspected drunk driver was jailed Friday in connection with a deadly three-vehicle collision.
An investigation determined the suspect, identified as Daniel Kaseforth, 34, of Lancaster was driving a 2007 Ford south on 60th Street West about 4:50 p.m. Thursday when he collided with a 2006 Scion stopped at a stop sign on southbound 60th Street West at the intersection of State Route 138, also known as Avenue D, according to Officer R. Rockafellow of the California Highway Patrol.
The force of the crash pushed the Scion directly into the path of a westbound 2018 Ford F-150 on State Route 138. The F-150 struck the left side of the Scion and caused fatal injuries to its driver, Rockafellow said. Kaseforth continued into the intersection and struck the pickup.
The victim, identified as Cheree Sowell, 29, of Rosamond, was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said. Five others were injured, including one who was freed from the wreckage of the crash, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.
Two helicopters were used to take patients to a hospital. Others were sent by ambulance, according to the fire department. Injuries ranged from a broken arm to cuts and complaints of pain.
Alcohol was suspected as a factor, Rockafellow said.
All lanes of Route 138 were closed at the intersection until about 9:35 p.m., according to the CHP.
Kaseforth was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Officer J. Murawski at the Antelope Valley CHP Office at (661) 948-8541.