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#LASD Fatal Traffic Collision, Vehicle vs. Pedestrians at the Intersection of Avenue J at Elm Avenue, Lancaster

Lancaster Station Traffic Investigators are investigating the circumstances of a fatal traffic collision that occurred at the intersection of Avenue J at Elm Avenue, in the City of Lancaster, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at approximately 12:55 A.M.
Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates the driver of a Chevy Cruz was driving eastbound on Avenue J in the number two lane at Elm Avenue. Two pedestrians walked into the lanes of travel from Elm Avenue, into the path of the Chevy Cruz. The driver was unable to avoid the pedestrians and struck them both. Both pedestrians were pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.  One victim was a male Hispanic/Adult and the second victim a female Black/Adult.
Neither speed, nor impairment were a factor for the driver of the Chevy Cruz. Additional information gathered at the scene, indicated the male pedestrian may have been intoxicated. It is unknown if the female pedestrian was impaired.
Investigators are asking that anyone who may have witnessed this collision to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Office at 661-948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 MOBILE APP" on Google Play or the App Store, or by using the website
* Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley:
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Sergeant D. Jennings
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
501 W Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 948-8466
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