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Two people killed in head-on collision in Antelope Valley

A man and woman were killed Sunday morning after their vehicles collided head-on on California 14 in the Antelope Valley.

Authorities said the driver of a Cadillac was heading south near Red Rover Mine Road when the car crossed the dirt median for unknown reasons about 8:20 a.m. and hit the other vehicle.

The driver, identified as Carolyn Ormston, 57, of Palmdale, was pronounced dead at Antelope Valley Hospital, the California Highway Patrol said. The second driver, a 39-year-old San Jacinto man whose name has not been released, died at the scene.

Two passengers — one in each vehicle — were also taken to an area hospital after the crash. Billie Casey, 51, of Los Angeles, suffered injuries described as “major,” and Donald Cook, 50, of Rialto, had “moderate” injuries, the CHP reported.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing, authorities said. The highway was blocked until about 1:30 p.m.


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