Jose Chavez Among 2 Injured in Fatal Palmdale Crash at 100th Street East and East Avenue R

Jose Chavez
<strong>Jose Chavez Injured in Crash on 100th Street East in Palmdale<strong>

Palmdale, California (January 8, 2023) – Jose Chavez, 40, of North Carolina, has been identified as one of the two people who were injured in a Thursday afternoon three-vehicle accident that killed two women in Palmdale, authorities said.

The deadly accident happened at about 2:40 p.m., on January 5, at 100th Street East and East Avenue R.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2020 Hyundai, with two women onboard, was headed northbound on 100th Street East, and stopped at the stop sign at Avenue R.

As they started into the intersection, a 2019 GMC, driven by Juan Jose Escamilla, 41, of Littlerock, eastbound on Avenue R reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign and crashed into the Hyundai.

The crash impact pushed the Hyundai into a 2021 Toyota that was approaching the intersection westbound on Avenue R, the officials said.

Jose Chavez Injured in Fatal Crash on 100th Street East

Sadly, the driver and passenger of the Hyundai, Ericka Gonzalez, 26, of Lake Los Angeles, and Esmeralda Rangel, 23, of Littlerock, sustained fatal injuries in the accident.

Escamilla, who was arrested, sustained minor injuries and his passenger, Chavez, sustained moderate injuries, the CHP said.

Intoxication was suspected of having played a role in the accident. 

The crash remains under investigation.


Pacific Attorney Group would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victims. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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