Man Fatally Hurt in Palmdale Car Crash on Rancho Vista Boulevard and Avenue O-8
Palmdale, CA (July 29, 2019) – A 27-year-old man died after a car accident on Rancho Vista Boulevard on Wednesday, July 24.
The fatal accident happened shortly after 10:20 p.m., at Rancho Vista Boulevard and Avenue O-8.
According to reports, a 2012 Toyota Yaris driven by a 29-year-old man traveled east on Rancho Vista Boulevard. There, the Toyota eventually struck a pedestrian crossing the roadway.
Based on evidence, the pedestrian was walking outside of the marked crosswalk towards a solid red traffic signal at the time.
Paramedics brought the pedestrian to Antelope Valley Hospital for further treatment of life-threatening injuries. However, he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was later pronounced dead as a result of the impact.
Furthermore, the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Officials also conducted a driving under the influence of cannabis investigation pending toxicology results.
Authorities have not yet released the victim’s identity pending notification of family by coroner’s officials.
Anyone with information can reach the Sheriff’s Palmdale Station at 661-272-2400.
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