Child Killed in Violent Head-On Crash in Pomona – NBC Southern California

Child Killed in Violent Head-On Crash in Pomona - NBC Southern California

Child killed, drivers injured in Pomona crash, police say

The age and gender of the child were not immediately released. The child was pronounced dead at the scene, according to investigators. Police are working to figure out what exactly caused the crash.

Pomona police asked the public to avoid the area of White Avenue near Fairplex for the next several hours while investigators work to piece together what happened.

The crash was first reported at about 4:20 p.m. Two vehicles were involved. Police say a vehicle traveling northbound on White Avenue crossed the center divider for unknown reasons and struck a vehicle traveling southbound. Three people were injured and taken to the hospital.

Anyone with information on this deadly crash is asked to call the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Authorities responded to a reported traffic collision near the Pomona Fairplex just before 4:30 p.m. on White Avenue between McKinley Avenue and Arrow Highway.

According to police, a blue GMC Yukon swerved over the center divider on White Avenue and traveled into southbound traffic, hitting a gold Ford Ranger head-on.

They reported that the male or female child was in the gold truck sitting sideways in a jumpseat behind the driver and most likely suffered blunt force trauma from the impact.

The two drivers were transported and treated for injuries at a nearby hospital. Their conditions were not immediately released.

Police say they are looking into the possibility of a DUI incident and that beer bottles were found near the blue Yukon.


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