Coroner’s officials Saturday released the names of two of the three people killed in a three-car crash involving a wrong-way motorist on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway transition road to the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Sylmar, an accident that also injured two others.
The wrong-way driver was going southbound about 3:25 a.m. Friday in the northbound fast lane of the freeway transition in a 1998 Honda Accord when he crashed head-on into a northbound 2017 Ford Mustang driven by 19-year-old Diego Barragan of Palmdale, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The impact sent Barragan’s car into a 2001 Chevrolet driven by Danyell Williams, 24, of Palmdale.
Two men in the wrong-way Honda were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified one of the men as Antoine Kendrick, 49. Officials had no place of residence for Kendrick.
An 18-year-old woman who was Barragan’s passenger died at a hospital from her injuries, the CHP said.
She was later identified as Audrey Barba of Palmdale, according to the coroner’s office.
Barragan and Williams were taken to hospitals, where Williams was treated for minor injuries and released and Barragan was being treated for major injuries, authorities said.
Alcohol and/or drugs were suspected to be factors in the crash, officials said.