Fatal DUI Collision on 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA (September 15, 2022) – On Wednesday, 16-year-old Emily Bailey and 18-year-old Jeffery Austin, died in an Avenue H collision.
It was about 2:10 p.m. when the fatal crash happened in the area of 30th Street West.
An eastbound Toyota Camry driven by Jeffery Austin on Avenue H ran a red light at the intersection. As a result, it crashed with a southbound Chevrolet Silverado on 30th Street West.
“According to witnesses, the male adult driving the Toyota Camry failed to stop at the red traffic signal and collided with the Chevrolet Silverado in the intersection. The male adult in the Toyota Camry was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics and a female 16-year-old passenger from the Toyota Camry was transported to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead,” the news reports states.
“The cause of the collision is still being investigated. It is unknown if speed was a factor in the collision. The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado was determined to not be under the influence. It is unknown at this time if the driver of the Toyota Camry was under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” the sheriff says.
Meanwhile, there is no information if the Chevrolet Silverado driver sustained injuries in the crash.
Please call the traffic investigators at Lancaster Sheriff‘s Station at 661-948-8466 for more details about the collision on 30th Street West.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the bereaved of Emily Bailey and Jeffery Austin. May you find courage during this time of sorrow.
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Accordingly, the NHTSA says two out of three motorists will experience an incident like the collision on 30th Street West during their life.
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