Deadly Rain Kills Two On Freeways In Pomona, Sun Valley –

Deadly Rain Kills Two On Freeways In Pomona, Sun Valley -

1 killed in 10 Fwy crash in Pomona prompting lane closures

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.

A car and a big rig collided about 4:15 a.m. Monday in rainy conditions on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway at Tuxford Street in Sun Valley, fatally injuring the driver of the smaller vehicle.

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.

He was identified Monday afternoon by the coroner’s office as William Nakahara, 63, of Cypress.

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. A woman in her 70s in the passenger seat of the car was fatally injured.

That big rig had stopped in a middle lane, approaching a multi-vehicle pileup at Garey Avenue that happened at about 3:40 a.m. That non-injury 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 CHP statement said the fatal collision occurred when the driver failed to slow down for the stopped big rig. Alcohol or drugs was not suspected as a factor in the crash.

The driver was hospitalized with “major” injuries, and the driver of the big rig was not hurt.

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

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