Multi-Vehicle Crash on 5 Freeway Leaves 2 Dead, 3 Hurt
PACOIMA, Calif. (June 12, 2018) – A 23-year-old Lakewood man and a 24-year-old South Gate woman both died Monday night in a violent 3-vehicle crash on the Interstate 5 Freeway at Osborne Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported to the CHP at 8:40 p.m. The crash took place in the southbound lanes.
Gomez was reportedly driving a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer with two passengers including the 23-year-old Lakewood man and a 21-year-old South Gate woman. The Mitsubishi became disabled in the No. 1 lane for unknown reasons. The vehicle was rear-ended by a 2017 Subaru WRX. The Subaru veered into the path of a 2014 Nissan Rogue SUV in the No. 3 lane and those vehicles collided with two other vehicles.
Both the man and woman died at the scene. The woman who was a second passenger in the vehicle was hospitalized. Also hurt was the driver of the Subaru, a 21-year-old Saugus man who suffered minor injuries. Others hurt were an 85-year-old woman who was in fair condition, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A 65-year-old man was evaluated at the scene, but it’s unknown if he was also hospitalized.
Fatal Pacoima Crash Investigation
It is unknown at this time who is going to be held responsible for this collision. We do not know the reason why the vehicle became disabled in the first place. Was it a mechanical malfunction? Did they run out of gas? There could be several motorists held liable or even the vehicle manufacturer if there was a defect or malfunction they are responsible for.
A full investigation should take place to ensure all responsible parties are identified.
We offer our heartfelt prayers to all those affected by this collision.
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