Two people died and three others were injured, including two young girls, after a multi-vehicle crash in the city of Llano on Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash occurred March 11th at 6:45 p.m. on Pearblossom Highway at 175th Street East in the unincorporated High Desert community of Llano. The deceased victims have been identified as Jesse Sandoval, 22, of Lancaster and Miriam Contreras, 29, of Palmdale.
According to the CHP, the driver of a 1998 Camaro lost control of his vehicle in a curve and spun into an oncoming lane. The Camaro collided with a 2012 Ford Fusion, splitting it in half. A 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser then collided with the overturned Camaro due to low visibility.
Sandoval, the driver of the Camaro, was one of the victims killed in the crash. Contreras was the passenger in the Fusion. The Fusion’s other three occupants, a 31-year-old male driver, and two girls ages 4 and 10 sustained major injuries. The girls were airlifted to Northridge Hospital Medical Center for treatment. The driver was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital. The 70-year-old driver of the PT Cruiser suffered only minor injuries.
An investigation is still ongoing in order to determine all the factors that played a role in this fatal accident. Highway 138 was temporarily shut down to assist investigators. The names of the injured victims and their current condition were not released.