Irene Aleo Killed, 3 Injured in West Covina Crash on 10 Freeway Thursday
WEST COVINA (August 10, 2018) – One was killed and three were injured after a traffic collision on the Interstate 10 Freeway early Thursday, according to My LA News.
The deceased victim, identified as 19-year-old Irene Aleo, died after the tragic accident at about 2 a.m., west of Grand Avenue.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said for an unknown reason a 2015 Hyundai Elantra rear-ended a 2014 Toyota Prius on the eastbound 10 freeway. The Hyundai ended up in the No. 1 lane while the Toyota came to a stop on the right freeway shoulder.
Fatal Accident on 10 Freeway Near Grand Avenue, August 9
The driver and three passengers of the Elentra, one of them was Aleo, exited their vehicle as a result of the initial crash. A few moments later, the Hyundai was struck by a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck and was ultimately pushed into the four people.
The operator of the Hyundai, a 19-year-old man, and one of his passengers, a 18-year-old woman, suffered major injuries upon impact. Aleo was pronounced dead at the scene while the fourth party, a 19-year-old man, sustained minor wounds. All are from Upland.
Meanwhile, the occupants of both the Tacoma and the Prius driver were unharmed in the wreck. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to all the victims and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of the three vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what exactly led to the tragic incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or reckless at the time of the wreck. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving family of the deceased will be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. Meanwhile, the injured and held not responsible for the crasg will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims are entitled to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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