One killed, two injured when mortuary van transporting body crashes in Palmdale

A person was killed and two others were injured in a crash at Sierra Highway and Palmdale Boulevard late Monday.
(Los Angeles Times )

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.

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9:45 a.m.: This article was updated with the person killed in the crash.

This article was originally published at 7:10 a.m.

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