PALMDALE (CBSLA) — Three men were killed Tuesday in a fiery crash with a big rig on Pearblossom Highway in Palmdale.
The crash happened at about 7 a.m. on Pearblossom Highway between 60th and 70th Street East in Palmdale. The crash left a Nissan pickup truck unrecognizable and turned the semi-trailer’s cab into a burned shell.READ MORE: Homeless Man Charged With Hate Crime, Yelling Racial Slurs While Attacking Korean Woman In Santa Monica For Her Purse
Two men who had been in the Nissan truck were pronounced dead at the scene. A third man was taken to a local hospital where he died, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials.
The truck’s driver and sole occupant was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and is expected to survive.
A preliminary investigation found that the Nissan truck was going south on Pearblossom Highway when it veered into oncoming traffic and collided with the semi-trailer truck that was going north. The semi’s cabin burst into flames from the impact.
Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash, authorities said.READ MORE: Ed Buck Found Guilty In West Hollywood Overdose Deaths
Pearblossom Highway remains closed for the fatal crash investigation.
Pearblossom Highway btwn Avenue T & 82nd St East is **CLOSED** for an undetermined time re: fatal traffic collision
— LASD Palmdale Stn. (@PalmdaleSheriff) July 23, 2019MORE NEWS: Oscar Palazuelos Wanted In Murder Of Army Veteran Ismael Zabala