PALMDALE — A 29-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle, head-on crash, allegedly al­cohol-related that involved an Eastside Union School District principal who was placed under arrest, auth­orities said Thursday.

About 6:50 p.m. Thurs­day, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler driven by Enterprise Ele­men­tary School Prin­cip­al Mary Kruppe, 35, of Pearblossom was south­bound on 50th Street East, north of Avenue P, trav­el­ing at an unknown speed when she drove into the northbound lanes and col­li­ded head-on with a 2010 Mazda 3 driven by Lan­cas­ter resident Jes­sica Ordaz, killing her, ac­cording to a report by California High­way Patrol Officer Jason Mur­awski.

Ordaz was pronounced dead at the scene. Her rel­a­tives have been notified, Murawski said.

Kruppe was taken to An­telope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries, he said.

Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the collision, Murawski said.

Eastside Union School Dis­trict superintendent’s of­fice confirmed that Krup­pe is a principal at En­ter­prise Elementary School. The district had no fur­ther com­ment.

Witnesses with any in­formation about the traffic collision are encouraged to contact the Lancaster CHP Office at (661) 948-8541.

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Two lives ruined, and many more family members hurt (forever) "Alcohol the great will remove your friends, it will remove your family, it will even remove your life. When it comes to removing things.. "alcohol" is second to none."


You are correct my friend she took a beautiful person bro full of life and full of love I feel for the other girl a lil her mistake has change her whole life and let me tell you prison sucks...there is no reason to drink and drive man


A taxi ride from Lancaster, where she worked, to her home in Pearblossom would have costed between $49 and $69.
Uber costs even less.
Instead, a young woman is dead and another has lost her job, faces jail time and costs of more than $10,000.
Do not drink and drive. Save a life, maybe even your own, and heartache for your family and other families.
Call for a ride!

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