A Toyota Avalon was headed west on West Avenue H just after 12 p.m. when, according to a witness, the car ran a red light, striking a Volkswagen Jetta that was traveling northbound on 30th Street West, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
All three occupants of the Jetta – who were not wearing seat belts – were ejected in the crash, authorities said.
Two dogs in the Jetta also perished in the collision.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
The driver of the Toyota, a male adult, also died after being taken to a hospital.
Two of them died at the scene, while the third victim, described as a female adult, was taken to a hospital, where she later died.