(L.A.) Vanessa Vaughn, 35, Died in a Vehicle

Case Number: 2024-07580

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 35-year-old White/Caucasian female that occurred in a vehicle in Lancaster.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Vanessa Vaughn.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma

RIP VANESSA VAUGHN (October 28, 1988 – May 8, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Wednesday at 3:40 a.m.

The decedent was driving a SUV when she was fatally injured in in a collision with a big rig.

LASD said the crash occurred at around 3:15 a.m. at Avenue H and 10th Street West.

According to the sheriff’s department, she was driving a Ford Expedition north on 10th Street West and did not stop at the red traffic light signal of Avenue H.

“The semitruck and trailer was traveling eastbound on Avenue H through the intersection when the Ford Expedition collided into the passenger side of the semitruck and trailer,” the department said.

Authorities said it was unknown if speed, alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident.