PALMDALE, Calif. – The coroner Monday released the name of the man killed in a three-vehicle crash in Palmdale that also sent four people to hospitals.
Ronald Conley was 64 years old and pronounced dead at the scene. His city of residence was not available.
The crash was reported at 4:29 p.m. Saturday at 55th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Bernard Peters.
Preliminary information indicated a vehicle making a left turn from 55th Street East to Palmdale Boulevard crashed into two vehicles, said Lt. Oscar Martinez of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
One of the injured was taken by helicopter to a hospital and three were transported by ambulances, Martinez said.
A news videographer at the scene said two people, rather than one, were transported by helicopter.
The videographer also said the car making the left turn was a Mercedes GLE 350, which was rear-ended by a Nissan Maxima that also crashed head-on into a Mazda CX. He said the Nissan driver was killed, his passenger was critically injured and two people from the Mazda were the airlifted patients. He added that one person declined transport to a hospital.