4 die in pos­si­ble DUI crash

2 chil­dren are among the vic­tims when a car is rear-ended on the side of the 10 Free­way.

Los Angeles Times - - CITY & STATE - By James Queally james.queally@la­times.com

Four peo­ple, in­clud­ing two chil­dren, were killed when a pickup plowed into a car stopped on the 10 Free­way in Fon­tana on Fri­day af­ter­noon, and po­lice are try­ing to de­ter­mine whether drunk driv­ing was a fac­tor, of­fi­cials said.

A man driv­ing a Nis­san Fron­tier slammed into the rear of a Honda sedan that had pulled to the shoul­der of the free­way near Cherry Av­enue around 12:35 p.m., said Of­fi­cer Je­sus Gar­cia, a spokesman for the Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol’s Ran­cho Cu­ca­monga of­fice.

Two chil­dren in the Honda were killed, Gar­cia said. A woman who was stand­ing out­side the ve­hi­cle and a man who had pulled over to help the peo­ple in the Honda, which had over­heated, were also killed, ac­cord­ing to Gar­cia.

It was not clear whether the Nis­san struck all four vic­tims, or whether the force of the col­li­sion caused the Honda to strike the adults. The man who was killed, de­scribed by Gar­cia as a “good Sa­mar­i­tan,” was hit with such force he was thrown over a wall at the edge of the high­way.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors found beer cans in­side the Nis­san and are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of drunk driv­ing.

All four vic­tims died at the scene, said Ryan Vac­caro, a pub­lic in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer with the San Bernardino County Fire Depart­ment. A fe­male pas­sen­ger from the Honda and the driver of the Nis­san were taken to Ar­row­head Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Colton with mi­nor in­juries, Vac­caro said.

Of­fi­cials were un­able to pro­vide the ages of the chil­dren who were killed. In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the woman who was killed was their grand­mother.

Gar­cia did not iden­tify the driver of the Nis­san.


FOUR PEO­PLE, in­clud­ing two chil­dren, were killed Fri­day in a crash along the 10 Free­way in Fon­tana.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.