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Crash victim is identified


Man driving along Challenger Way

Authorities have identified a man who was killed when the car he was driving collided with an SUV in Lancaster.

The crash occurred about 10:40 p.m. Monday on Challenger Way near Avenue H-4, according to Sgt. Michael Politano of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster Station.

Kannon Pandy, 19, of Lancaster died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner.

Pandy was driving north on Challenger Way when the crash occurred, Politano said.

“Preliminary investigation indicates a male adult in a sedan was northbound on Challenger Way when he reportedly made a left turn or attempted a U-turn in the path of an SUV which was traveling southbound on Challenger Way,'' Politano said in a statement. “The driver of the sedan was not seat belted and was fatally injured.''

The man driving the SUV was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, Politano said.

“It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs played a role with the driver of the sedan,'' Politano said.

Anyone with information on the crash was urged to call traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff's Station at (661) 948-8466.