LANCASTER — A 36-year-old passenger was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday, and the 33-year-old woman driving the car was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.
The crash occurred just before 4 a.m. at West Avenue E and 30th Street West, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Lancaster resident Jamie Levy was driving westbound on Avenue E in a 2014 Scion TC, approaching 30th Street West at an undetermined speed when she failed to stop for the posted stop sign at the intersection and allowed the car to leave the roadway, where it struck a dirt berm, the CHP said.
Her male passenger, also a resident of Lancaster, was pronounced dead at the scene. Levy, who suffered moderate injuries, was taken to an area hospital and eventually arrested.
“The involvement of alcohol and/or drugs is believed to be a factor in this collision,” the CHP said in a statement. “Tragically, another life was lost here in the Antelope Valley. This is the 26th person killed so far this year in the CHP Antelope Valley area jurisdiction.”
The CHP’s Antelope Valley Area office urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call the office at 661-948-8541.