LANCASTER, Calif. – A man was killed and a passenger in his car suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle crash in an unincorporated area near Lancaster Friday.
The man was driving westbound on Avenue J about 7:05 a.m. with two passengers and was approaching 140th Street East when the driver of a Nissan that was stopped at a two-way stop sign “failed to yield the right-of-way and entered the intersection,” according to the California Highway Patrol.
The left front of the Nissan struck the man’s car and caused it to overturn multiple times before coming to a rest on the eastbound shoulder of Avenue J.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.
One of the man’s passengers sustained major injuries in the crash and was taken to a hospital for treatment, while the second passenger was uninjured. The woman driving the Nissan also sustained minor injuries.