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Woman Killed in Four-Car Crash on 60 Freeway in Pomona

Kathy Cortez, 26, was flown to Los Angles County/USC Medical Center where she was pronounced dead earlier Sunday.

A 26-year-old woman was killed when her car rear ended another vehicle, triggering a four-vehicle crash on the Pomona (60) Freeway in Pomona, the California Highway Patrol said today.

The crash on the eastbound freeway, west of Reservoir Street, was reported to  at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, according to a department statement.

Kathy Cortez, who was driving a 2011 Nissan Versa, failed to see traffic slowing ahead of her and rear ended a 2001 Toyota 4Runner, which then struck a 2012 Ford Focus -- which then rear ended a 2013 Honda Civic, according to a department statement.

Paramedics rushed the driver and an occupant in the Toyota 4Runner, as well as a passenger in the Ford Focus to Pomona Valley Hospital for minor injuries, according to the statement.

Cortez was transported via helicopter to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 12:56 a.m.

--City News Service


Danlp September 28, 2013 at 03:17 PM
Easy not to be paying attention when driving later at night??? Are you serious Vito? Driving is a 100 percent attention thing ALL the time. What a ridiculous comment. Hope you're not following me on the freeway some night. Life isn't a video game.
Vito Spago September 28, 2013 at 11:26 PM
Danip. I always pay attention. Talking about others. Get a life and learn to read for comprehension.
Danlp September 29, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Spagetti-O. Sorry, but your comment just doesn't make any sense. Please explain why it is EASY to not be paying attention at night? Is it HARDER to not be paying attention during the day? With your keen insight you should look into a career with the NTSB. Maybe you can figure out those Toyota crashes.
Vito Spago September 29, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Typically I wouldn't answer your stupid post but since I am watching a BB marathon on episodes I have seen before, I will oblige. Most folks sleep at night. When they are sleepy they are not alert. So therefore it is less easy to stay alert at night no matter what they do. If they are driving at night, it is easy to not be alert for this reason.
Danlp September 30, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Darn. I had no idea there was a Bridgette Bardot marathon on this weekend. Oh well, it probably came on after 10 pm and I would have fallen asleep anyway. Glad too see she still has her fan base out there.

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