The Antelope Valley Times article
December 23, 2015
1 killed, 5 injured in Palmdale traffic crash
PALMDALE – A 47-year-old Lancaster woman was killed Tuesday evening when a pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic and caused a four-vehicle collision in Palmdale, authorities said.
It happened around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, on Pearblossom Highway, just west of 40th Street East, according to Deputy Danielle Day of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“During our preliminary investigation, we determined that the driver of [a] white Ford F-150 was traveling eastbound in the No. 1 lane of Pearblossom Highway. The driver veered off into the No. 1 lane of the westbound traffic of Pearblossom Highway and collided head-on with the driver of [a] black Honda Accord,” Day said.
A westbound Chrysler 300 hit the rear driver’s side of the Honda Accord and then sideswiped the Honda Accord during or just after the head-on collision between the Accord and the pickup, said Sgt. Tucker of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
The Ford pickup truck then came to rest against a westbound Honda Civic hatchback, Tucker said.
The Accord’s passenger, 47-year-old Shyrell Lynn Hamner of Lancaster, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. The Accord’s male driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, sheriff’s officials said.
The Ford pickup truck’s driver was also transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Tucker said.
Three occupants in the Chrysler 300 sustained minor injuries — two females were transported to the hospital and a male declined to be transported, Tucker said.
The Honda Civic’s driver complained of pain but was not transported to the hospital, according to Tucker.
Neither alcohol nor weather appeared to be factors in the collision, sheriff’s officials said.
The incident remains under investigation and no further information was available Wednesday morning.