24-Year-Old Driver Dies in Wrong-Way Accident near San Gabriel Avenue

ACTON, CA (April 5, 2022) – Wednesday morning, a head-on crash on Sierra Highway left Christian Flores dead, police said.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 4:50 a.m. on Sierra Highway south of San Gabriel Avenue.

For reasons unknown, Flores was driving a Honda north in the southbound lanes of the highway. As a result, he collided head-on with an oncoming Nissan.

The driver of the Nissan was later identified as 38-year-old Vicente Gonzalez of Palmdale. He received significant injuries and required hospitalization.

In addition, first responders declared 24-year-old Flores dead at the scene, due to the extent of his condition.

At this time, authorities are asking anyone with information about the head-on crash to contact the CHP Antelope Valley area office at 661-948-8541.

More information will be updated as it becomes available; an active investigation is currently underway at this time.


No words can mend the broken hearts, and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Christian Flores.


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