Industry Crash Kills La Verne Man

Four vehicle crash occurred early this morning on the 60 freeway, officials said.

INDUSTRY (CNS) - A 23-year-old motorist was killed and two other people were injured during a four-vehicle crash today on the 60 Freeway in Industry, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash on the eastbound freeway, approaching the San Gabriel River bridge, was reported to the CHP at 1:40 a.m., according to a CHP report.

A 2001 Toyota Corolla driven by a 26-year-old Rowland Heights man struck the center median wall. A 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck, while trying to avoid the Toyota, was rear ended by the 23-year-old man who was driving a 2010 Nissan Versa, according to the CHP.

That impact caused the 41-year-old Riverside man driving the pickup truck to lose control of his vehicle and come to rest, facing sideways and blocking the number one and two lanes of the freeway.

A 2006 Toyota Camry, driven by a 54-year-old Riverside man, struck the left side of the pickup truck. Paramedics rushed the 23-year-old in the Nissan, who was a resident of La Verne, to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 2:35 a.m.

Paramedics took a passenger in the pickup truck and a passenger in the Toyota Camry to area hospitals, where they were treated for minor injuries.

It was not immediately known if any motorists were cited or arrested.

Gary R. Marquis September 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM
My prayers go out to the 23 yr. Old man who was killed in the accident.
Richard Tamez October 01, 2012 at 02:09 PM


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