Head-On Crash on Palmdale Boulevard Kills Two and Injures Five
PALMDALE, CA (July 2, 2020) – A woman was killed following a head-on crash Thursday night in Palmdale.
The crash happened around 6:20 p.m. on Palmdale Boulevard, just east of 80th Street East.
According to the CHP, a 2014 Hyundai was traveling eastbound on Palmdale Boulevard when it veered into the westbound lane and collided head-on into a westbound 2020 Toyota. The impact involved a 2021 Hyundai that was heading west on Palmdale Boulevard behind the Toyota.
As a result, the driver of the Toyota died at the scene. Authorities identified her as Tori Ann Haywood, 42, of Smithville, Tennessee.
A passenger in the Toyota, 18-year-old Tyjhai Ladet of Smithville, Tennessee, suffered major injuries. Paramedics rushed her to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment.
Three other passengers in the Toyota, 18-year-old Sierra Ladet, 18-year-old Tyzjon Ladet, and 18-year-old Tre Lamar Ladet, all from Smithville, Tennessee, sustained moderate injuries.
The driver of the 2014 Hyundai, a 20-year-old Palmdale man, also died at the scene. His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
His female passenger, 20-year-old M.N. Ankenbrandt of Lancaster, sustained major injuries and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the driver of the 2021 Hyundai, 21-year-old Tia Perkins of McMinnville, Tennessee, was not injured.
An investigation is underway.
Our sincere sympathies are with the families and friends of the two deceased. We also wish the injured parties a swift and steady recovery.
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