CHP: Fatigue Likely Cause In Palmdale Man’s Fatal Crash Near Agua Dulce
A Palmdale Man was killed on the northbound State Road 14 Saturday night in a fatigue related accident, CHP says,
A 37-year-old Palmdale man sustained fatal injuries Saturday when apparent driver fatigue resulted in a single-vehicle collision north of Agua Dulce Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The deceased was identified as Eduardo Hernandez and he was killed after the front end of his vehicle struck a hillside and came to rest in a concrete culvert to the right of the northbound State Road 14, according to Sergeant P. Haggard of the California Highway Patrol.
Haggard said a CHP officer was already at the scene prior to the crash.
“An officer was on a traffic stop on the right shoulder,” Haggard said “ … [he] heard a loud impact south of his location and that’s when he observed a ‘99 Toyota Camry with major front end damage coming to rest in a concrete culvert just east of his patrol vehicle.”
The collision appears to be a result of driver fatigue, Haggard said.
Haggard said the exact cause of the incident is still under investigation, but attributed the collision to an unsafe turning movement on a freeway.
The driver’s lane and speed prior to the collision are unknown, Haggard said.
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