Covina Man, 21, Dead at the Scene, 4 Injured in Crash
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CALIFORNIA (July 15, 2017) – A crash involving four motorists took the life of a 21-year-0ld Covina man early Saturday morning and injured at least four others on the eastbound 60 Pomona Freeway at Seventh Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The fatality was later identified by the Los Angeles County Department as Aaron Joseph Sandoval.
The crash took place about 3:08 a.m. this morning between a 2004 Honda Civic, a Toyota Prius, a 1990 Honda and a 2015 Dodge Challenger. The initial collision involved the 2004 Honda and the Toyota. Sandoval, the Honda driver, got out of his vehicle in the HOV lane and was hit by the older-model Honda. Sandoval sadly died of his injuries at the scene of the collision.
The older Honda driven by an 18-year-old Joshua Tree man also struck the Dodge which was driven by a 23-year-old Ontario man who had one female and one male passenger. The Ontario man who was driving suffered moderate injuries, the 26-year-old Ontario woman in his car had major injuries and a 17-year-old Joshua Tree boy had moderate injuries.
The injured were rushed to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center for treatment.
The teenager driving the older-model Honda was not injured and no charges have been filed at this time.
The crash is under investigation by the CHP’s Santa Fe Springs office and witnesses may contact them at (562) 868-0503.
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