4 Dead, 3 Hurt in Crash

At least two of those killed in the crash were not wearing seat belts, authorities said

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Sunday, Sep 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:25 AM PDT
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4 Dead, 3 Hurt in Crash

Ed Frommer

A crash in Lancaster killed four people and landed three in the hospital with critical injuries on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

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Four people were killed and three others were critically injured in a traffic collision in Lancaster on Saturday night.

The two-car collision was reported at 6:27 p.m. near 10th Street East and East Avenue G (map). Four people died at the scene, according to Inspector Tony Akins of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived to find a four-door sedan and a pickup truck in a ditch at the side of a rural desert road. One of the vehicles ran a stop sign and broadsided the other, sending them both into the ditch, said Sgt. Tom Lackey of the California Highway Patrol.

At least two of the victims who died were not wearing seat belts, Lackey said.

The crash remained under investigation.

The only known witnesses to the crash were inside the involved vehicles, CHP officials said.
 


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