Antelope Valley Freeway in Palmdale, California. Photo: Google Maps

Two Filipino women were killed after their car crashed into a stationary truck in Palmdale, California.

At 5am on Saturday, Erlinda Fernandez, 68 and Rosario Agmata, 61, were travelling along the Antelope Valley Freeway when they crashed into a truck parked in a construction zone, ABS-CBN News reported.

According to the authorities, the victims’ vehicle was reportedly traveling at high speed prior to the crash. Alcohol or drugs are not considered to be factors in the incident.

On Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is coordinating with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office regarding the details of the crash.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs extends its condolences to the families of two Filipinas who perished in a car crash in Palmdale, California,” the DFA said in a statement.

Consul Genera Adel Angelito Cruz said the Consulate will be extending all necessary assistance to the families of the victims.