Two of the three individuals who were killed as the result of a fatal wrong-way crash on the Newhall Pass early Friday morning have been identified.Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox.
18-year-old Audrey Barba, of Palmdale, and 49-year-old Antoine Kendrick were killed early Friday morning as the result of a fatal wrong-way crash on the Newhall Pass Friday.
Initially, two people were reported dead, but an additional vehicle occupant was declared dead at a local hospital as a result of the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The three-vehicle crash was reported around 3:30 a.m. on the northbound I-5 transition to Highway 14, into Santa Clarita towards Canyon Country.
CHP investigation teams arrived at the scene and called a SigAlert after 5 a.m., shutting down the transition road while they worked to determine the cause of the crash, according to CHP records.
Kendrick and an unidentified male adult passenger were traveling southbound on the I-5 northbound transition route in a 1998 Honda Accord.
Diego Barragan, 19, of Palmdale, was driving northbound towards the 14 Freeway in a 2017 Ford Mustang. Barba was a passenger in the Mustang
Danyell Williams, 24, of Palmdale, was also driving northbound towards the 14 Freeway in a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu.
Due to unknown reasons, the driver of the Honda Accord began driving the wrong way and collided head on into Barragan’s Ford Mustang.
The impact caused Barragan’s vehicle to be sent in the opposite direction and collide with Williams’ vehicle.
“As a result of the first impact, both occupants in the Honda sustained fatal injuries,” said CHP officials.
Barragan sustained major injuries and Barba was pronounced dead once she arrived at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.
Williams, the only occupant of her vehicle, sustained minor injuries and was released from the hospital a short time later, according to officials.
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