COURTESY OF SCVNEWS – BY LEON WORDEN
Vehicle 1 (wrong-way driver): 2006 Toyota Tundra, Bradford E. Pate, 38, Burbank. Arrested for DUI causing injury. Major injuries and sent to Henry Mayo.
Vehicle 2 (fatality): 2006 Chrysler 300. Deceased (driver): Black male, 60. Name and address withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Passenger 1: Lennard A. Wilds, 47, Lancaster. Critical injuries, Henry Mayo.
Passenger 2: Unidentified female. Major injuries, Holy Cross.
Vehicle 3 (rideshare van): 2013 Ford Econoline. Minor injuries: Efren Arrieta, 27, Lancaster.
Patrick W. Glesby, 42, Quartz Hill. Cut to left arm.
(Driver) Juan M. Zamora, 43, Lancaster.
David G. Moreno, 47, Palmdale.
Jose Nario, 22, Palmdale.
Javier Cobio, 41, Palmdale.
Javier Arrieta, 25, Lancaster.
Alfonso Ramirez, 40, Palmdale.
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Another intoxicated wrong-way driver wreaked havoc on the 14 Freeway in the Agua Dulce area overnight, killing one person.
Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol said a man in a black pickup truck was driving south in northbound lanes just south of Escondido Canyon Road at 3:28 a.m. Saturday when he collided with an oncoming vehicle, which swerved and struck a rideshare van.
The offending driver’s truck flipped over. The driver is in critical condition at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia.
The driver of the second vehicle was killed. He was identified only as a black male, age 60.
Two passengers in the deceased man’s vehicle were listed in critical condition. One was airlifted to Henry Mayo and the other to Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills.
The rideshare van that was transporting nine passengers to an aerospace work site in Palmdale, likely Plant 42.
Two of the people in the van sustained minor injuries.
The offending driver was believed to be under the influence of alcohol.
Traffic was tied up until 7:30 a.m.
The crash comes less than a week after another wrong-way driver, believed to be on drugs, caused a mutli-car pileup that left three people with life-threatening injuries.
More information to follow.
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Source: Santa Clarita News