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Teen killed in Lancaster crash


Excessive speed suspected

A teenager was killed when the SUV he was driving crashed into two other vehicles at an intersection in Lancaster, authorities said.

Jorge Pena, 19, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, on Avenue J at 40th Street West, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported. At press time, authorities had withheld his name pending notification of his relatives.

According to the sheriff’s department, the man was driving a Dodge Journey SUV west on Avenue J ``at a high rate of speed” when it hit the rear of a Ford F-450 Spectrum utility truck that had been stopped westbound on Avenue J at a red light.

The Dodge Journey then overturned and crashed into a car at the intersection. The drivers of the car and the Ford truck suffered minor injuries, the sheriff’s department reported.

Anyone with information on the crash was urged to call the sheriff’s Lancaster Station at( 661) 948-8466.