Oscar Portillo has been identified by authorities as the deceased in a two-vehicle head-on collision that took place in Palmdale on February 1.  Mr. Portillo, a 39-year-old local resident, was driving a Nissan Frontier on 170th Street East at roughly 8:20 p.m. At that point a Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction veered into the Nissan’s path. Mr. Portillo died at the scene, reports say. A passenger, a 29-year old who was also from Palmdale was severely injured and hospitalized at Antelope Valley Hospital. The other driver, 60-year-old male resident of Llano was also seriously injured and taken to the same hospital. The California Highway Patrol is investigating and seeking witnesses.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased during this difficult time. Our thoughts also go out to the two injured people.

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