Ericka Gonzalez, Esmeralda Rangel Pronounced Dead Following Accident at 100th Street East [Palmdale, CA]

Ericka Gonzalez, Esmeralda Rangel Pronounced Dead Following Accident at 100th Street East [Palmdale, CA]

Ericka Gonzalez and Esmeralda Rangel Died in Crash at 100th Street East and East Avenue R [Palmdale, CA]
Ericka Gonzalez, Esmeralda Rangel Pronounced Dead Following Accident at 100th Street East [Palmdale, CA]

Two-Vehicle Collision near East Avenue R Left Two Fatalities

PALMDALE, CA (January 10, 2023) – Thursday afternoon, Ericka Gonzalez and Esmeralda Rangel were pronounced dead following a collision at 100th Street East.

The collision reportedly happened on January 5th, at around 2:40 p.m., at 100th Street East and East Avenue R.

According to the CHP, a white GMC pickup truck and a red Hyundai Venue compact SUV were the vehicles involved in the incident. Preliminary investigations showed that the GMC broadsided the Hyundai, for reasons currently unknown, which caused the deaths of 26-year-old Gonzales and 23-year-old Rangel.

Furthermore, the GMC driver was assessed for impairment and subsequently was arrested by the officers. The surrounding area was temporarily shut down to allow for cleanup and further investigations.

Anyone with information about this fatal collision is urged to contact local authorities. Additional details will be posted as updates become available.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Ericka Gonzalez and Esmeralda Rangel.


The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, we understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Our wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges on those involved. We are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call us today to find out how we can help you at (800) 975-3435.


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