Steve H. Gonzalez Killed in Wrong-Way collision on West Avenue D in Lancaster
Lancaster, California – 25-year-old Steve H. Gonzalez is the man who was killed in a Lancaster car collision on West Avenue D Saturday afternoon.
The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened on the westbound lanes of the avenue near 45th Street West at about 3:20 p.m. August 2.
Gonzalez was driving in the wrong direction when he collided with a 2009 International Pro Star driven by 68-year-old Alson R. Hall from Victorville.
Police said Hall swerved right to avoid colliding with the wrong-way driver, but the front left of the Civic crashed into his trailer.
Gonzalez was killed in the crash. His passenger, Gabriella Itovargas,19, of Lancaster, was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with minor injuries.
It wasn’t clear if alcohol and drugs played a role in the crash.
Police are investigating to determine the cause of the collision.
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