A passenger in a mortuary van that was transporting a body to a funeral home was killed in a crash in Palmdale late Monday.
The collision happened about 11:50 p.m. at Sierra Highway and Palmdale Boulevard.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the mortuary van had a green light and was turning left onto Palmdale Boulevard from Sierra Highway when a vehicle heading east on Palmdale slammed into it.
The passenger in the van was killed, and the driver was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured, sheriff’s officials said, and also was taken to a hospital.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the passenger as 59-year-old Marvin Bray of Palmdale.