32-Year-Old Cherise Cole Seriously Injured in Palmdale Car Accident at North 50th Street and East Avenue N
Palmdale, California (January 8, 2020) – One of the two people seriously hurt in a fatal head-on collision on Monday morning in Palmdale has been identified as Cherise R. Cole, 32, of Littlerock.
The deadly accident took place at around 9:35 a.m. January 6, at the intersection of 50th Street and East Avenue N.
Authorities said Ruben Cuentas, 32, of Littlerock was operating a 1989 Lincoln Town Car northbound on 50th Street East when he swerved into the path of oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a southbound 2013 Subaru Legacy.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and extricated two people who were trapped in the wreckage.
Cuentas was declared deceased at the scene.
Cole, who was a passenger in the Lincoln and the driver of the Subaru, 25-year-old Eleni M. Gross of Palmdale, were both transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with major injuries.
The accident remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.