CHINO: 4 Teenagers, One Adult Killed in 3-Car Crash on Pine Avenue
CHINO, California (Oct. 5, 2014) — Five people including four teenagers died Friday night and one person was injured in a fiery 3-vehicle collision at Pine Avenue and Mill Creek Road, according to a KTLA report.
Two of the vehicles — a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck and a 2013 Honda Accord — became engulfed in flames during the impact. There were four people inside the pickup truck who were killed and the fifth was in the Honda. A third driver in a 2002 Honda Civic suffered non life-threatening injuries.
The 8:46 p.m. collision resulted after the pickup truck crashed into a K-rail and a chain-reaction crash ensued. Two passersby armed with fire extinguishers attempted to put out the fire, but they were unable to rescue the victims who were trapped in the wreckage.
Three of the victims in the pickup truck were 2013 graduates of Eleanor Rosevelt High School in Eastvale, California including Nathan Dominguez, 18, of Eastvale who was driving the pickup truck, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner.
One of those passengers has been identified by the coroner as Anthony Andrew Deleon, 19, of Mira Loma. Other passengers were later identified in the news media as Alex Horta and Nathaniel Marin.
Luis Ayala Mendoza, 47, of Corona was also killed. He was driving the 2013 Honda that crashed into the pickup truck.
The Chino Police Department is heading up an investigation into this fatal crash and will issue a report with their findings.
“This is a tragedy for all those involved in this crash,” said Attorney James Johnson. “My condolences go out to the families of these victims as they cope with their sudden loss.”
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