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Speed And Alcohol Believed To Be A Factor In Fatal Accident

Two Palmdale men die in Sunday night crash.



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Late Sunday evening a traffic collision took place on the northbound 14 freeway just south of Puritan Mine road.


The collision occurred when the driver of the vehicle, a 29 year old Palmdale resident, was traveling over 80 mph. After moving into the carpool lane to pass another car, he lost control of his 1995 Acura, which began to slide.


The car was moving so fast that it broke through the metal guard rail and overturned. The driver was killed in the accident, along with a 26 year old back seat passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. A 31 year old male passenger in the front seat sustained major injuries, but was transported to Providence Holy Cross where his injures are not classified as life threatening.


The California Highway Patrol believes that alcohol may be a contributing factor in this accident. The names of the individuals were not released because the next of kin had not been notified.


In a separate incident Sunday, a 55 year old motorcyclist from Little Rock was killed when he drove off the roadway on Soledad Canyon Road north of Agua Dulce. At this time, no information released by the California Highway Patrol indicates that alcohol was involved.