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Lancaster crash leaves 4 dead, 3 injured

California Highway Patrol officers investigate a deadly car crash at 10th Street and Avenue G in Lancaster on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (Google Maps)

September 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Four people are dead and three others are critically injured after a car crash in Lancaster Saturday evening, authorities said.

The crash happened at 6:28 p.m. at 10th Street and Avenue G.

California Highway Patrol officers said two cars collided, sending them flying off the rural desert road and into a ditch. Investigators believe some of the passengers were not wearing seat belts.

The 22-year-old woman driving the car that ran the stop sign was killed, along with a 17-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy who were passengers in her car. The fourth person killed was a 49-year-old man riding in the other vehicle.

The names of the victims have not been released.