Ruben Cuentas ID’d as Man Killed in Head-On Crash on 50th Street near Avenue N in Palmdale
Palmdale, California (January 8, 2020) – The man who was killed Monday morning in a head-on crash in Palmdale has been identified as Ruben Cuentas, 32, of Littlerock., according to authorities.
The fatal crash took place at about 9:35 a.m. Monday, January 6 on 50th Street East, just north of Avenue N.
According to a California Highway Patrol report, a 1989 Lincoln Town Car, driven by Cuentas, was traveling northbound on 50th Street East at approximately 50 mph when for undetermined reasons, the Town Car drifted to the left into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a 2013 Subaru Legacy that was heading southbound on 50th Street East.
Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Cuentas dead at the scene.
The driver of the Subaru, identified as Eleni M. Gross, 25, of Palmdale, was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with major injuries. Cherise R. Cole, 32, of Littlerock, who was riding as a passenger in the Lincoln Town Car, also suffered major injuries and was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital.
It is undetermined if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call Officer Shields at the Antelope Valley CHP Office at 661-948-8541.