Two dead in separate freeway crashes in rain – The Hub-LA

Two dead in separate freeway crashes in rain - The Hub-LA

1 killed in 10 Fwy crash in Pomona, prompting shut down of multiple lanes

One person was killed early Monday in a collision between a sedan and a big rig on the eastbound 10 Freeway in Pomona after another crash involving a car and a big rig occurred nearby.

The fatal crash involved a Hyundai sedan and a big rig, which collided at 4:23 a.m. on the eastbound 10 Freeway just west of the White Avenue off-ramp in Pomona, said California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.

That crash came after another car crashed into a big rig just after 3:40 a.m. on the eastbound 10 at the nearby Garey Avenue off-ramp, causing the big rig to burst into flames, the CHP said. The drivers reportedly got out of both vehicles.

A SigAlert was issued at 3:52 a.m. shutting down the carpool lane and lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Garey Avenue, but lanes 3 and 4 were reopened at 4:33 a.m. the CHP said.

POMONA (CBSLA) — One person was killed in a crash that left one car wedged under a big rig on the eastbound 10 Freeway through Pomona.

The crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. Monday just west of White Avenue, approaching a multi-vehicle pileup also involving a big rig at Garey Avenue that happened a couple of hours earlier.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a driver in a Hyundai sedan appeared to rear end a big rig at high speed and became trapped. One person was declared dead at the scene.

The fatal crash occurred in an area approaching a multi-vehicle pileup at Garey Avenue that happened at about 3:40 a.m. The crash left a big rig fully engulfed in flames and left several lanes shut down, with just one open for traffic to crawl through.

A traffic backup stretched for several miles. It’s not clear when all lanes would be fully reopened.


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