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Boy killed in two-car accident in Acton


A 12-year-old boy was killed as a passenger in a two-vehicle traffic crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Acton, which also left a 15-year-old boy with major injuries.

The crash on the northbound freeway, north of Crown Valley Road, occurred at 11:05 p.m. April 23, when a 2011 Honda Accord rear ended a 1999 Honda Accord, the CHP reported.

The impact caused the 1999 Accord to spin out of control and come to a rest facing southbound, within the northbound Nos. 1 and 2 lanes of traffic. A passenger in the car, Daiki Washington, was rushed to Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, where he later died from his injuries.

A 15-year-old boy in the car suffered major injuries. Two other people—a 33-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man—escaped with just minor injuries. All of the injured were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital.

The motorist driving the 2011 Honda, a 23-year-old resident of Lancaster, was transported to Antelope Valley with minor injuries.

“The involvement of alcohol and/or drugs in this collision is still under investigation,” according to a CHP news statement.

The CHP’s Antelope Valley office urged anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at (661) 948-8541.