Sadly, during this holiday season there were many accidents, some fatal. On December 27, 2019 at around 2:55 a.m., a 38-year-old woman was killed after being the middle car in a three car collision with a big rig and another vehicle. The accident occurred on the 14 Freeway and Palmdale Boulevard exit and prompted a lengthy closure of the northbound freeway, per California Highway Patrol.
The collision along with the subsequent death caused an expected traffic jam on the 14 freeway. Video shows traffic being backed up for several miles.
We now know the woman was pushed into the semi-truck in front of her, thus causing her fatal injuries. The woman died at the scene. The circumstances of this incident are still under investigation. Palmdale saw three inches of snow that Thursday which could be a factor in this collision, however this has yet to be confirmed.
We are wishing the family of this woman our deepest condolences.