CORONA ACCIDENT: Man, 44, Killed in 4-Car Crash on Corona 71 and 91 Freeways
CORONA, California (May 21, 2014) — A 44-year-old man was killed in a multivehicle collision on the Corona State Route 71 Freeway at the connector to the 91 Riverside Freeway near Prado Dam, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.
About 1:48 a.m., CHP officers responded to initial reports that a driver in a small dark-colored vehicle, possibly a black 2006 Mercedes E350, had stopped in the lanes, reversed and their floored the vehicle over the right-hand side where it crashed into an embankment and was barely visible from the roadway. Later police say that driver went through a barrier and head-on into the center divider causing concrete debris to be scattered into all lanes. The car ended up on the westbound 91 Freeway.
The report described a white Saturn hitting a center divider and the second car landed sideways in the slow lane, leaving concrete debris in the roadway. A man got out of one of the vehicles and traffic soon stopped. One of these vehicles was smoking and was reported to be on fire possibly a silver 2001 Toyota Camry.
Paramedics responded to the crash and transported the man to Riverside Community Hospital where he later died the same day.
A woman called CHP officers to report she hit the concrete debris the roadway, but she was not injured, however, her husband was attempting to assist another motorist with possible injuries.
The report said a white Kia ran over debris in the eastbound lanes of the 71 Corona Freeway and required a tow truck.
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