Lancaster fatal

A red Lexus IS300 lies upside-down Thursday afternoon in the desert near the intersection of 60th Street West and Avenue F, where the vehicle collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Lexus driver was killed and the two people inside the Jeep were critically injured.

Two separate traffic collisions on opposite sides of the Valley Thursday left two people dead, officials reported.

The first incident, at 9 a.m., took place on 50th Street East north of Palmdale Boulevard, when a 1999 Honda Accord traveling north on 50th Street East crossed the center line and clipped a trailer being towed by a 2004 Chevy Silverado, Deputy Ronald Sneed of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station said.

The Accord continued for about 80 feet in the southbound lane before colliding head-on with an Antelope Valley Transit Authority bus that was not carrying passengers at the time.

The driver of the Accord, described as a Hispanic woman, was killed in the collision, Sneed said.

The bus driver and the driver of the Silverado sustained minor injuries, he said.

The drivers were the sole occupants of all three vehicles involved in the collision.

The second deadly collision occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. at 60th Street West and Avenue F.

One unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-vehicle collision, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.

According to preliminary information gathered at the scene by the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station personnel, a woman was driving a Lexus IS300 west on Avenue F at an unknown speed, while Brenna Romines of Mojave was northbound at about 55 mph on 60th in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. As the parties reached the intersection, which has stop signs only for Avenue F traffic, the Lexus did not stop at the stop sign.

The vehicles collided, and both rolled into the desert on the northwest corner, with the Jeep striking an electrical pole before coming to rest upside-down.

The Lexus driver, its sole occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene. Romines and her passenger were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate to significant injuries, but both were listed in stable condition.

Impairment is not known for the Lexus driver and Romines was not impaired, the sheriff’s station said.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the collision to contact them at the station.

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