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Santos Torres Big Rig Head-On Crash Lancaster Avenue G

Santos Torres Big Rig Head-On Crash Lancaster Avenue G

Santos Torres, 44, Injured in Lancaster Big Rig Crash on Avenue G

LANCASTER, CA (June 4, 2021) – Santos Torres was injured after a big rig crash on Avenue G in Lancaster.

The California Highway Patrol identified the 44-year-old Corona man as the victim of the fatal wreck which occurred on Friday morning.

The incident happened when Santos D. Torres was operating  a 2017 Peterbilt truck east on Avenue G in Lancaster. At the same time, a 2019 Dodge Challenger was traveling west in the eastbound lane.

CHP said the Dodge then slammed head-on into the big rig, west of 30th Street East. The Antelope Valley Times and KTLA News wrote that the accident took place at around 9:09 a.m.

2 Women, 2 Children Killed in Head-On Collision

Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and treated Santos Torres for the minor injuries he sustained in the crash. The 62-year-old Lancaster woman driving the Challenger died at the scene.

The front passenger of the car, a 59-year-old Lancaster woman, died at the Holy Cross Hospital. Medical personnel rushed the three children riding the Dodge to the Antelope Valley Hospital.

Two of the juveniles, a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy, later succumbed to their injuries. The third young patient, a 5-year-old boy, sustained major traumatic injuries.

Meanwhile, the cause of the Lancaster crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the Antelope Valley CHP Office at 661-948-8541.


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