A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

Updated at 12:45 p.m., Feb. 16, 2015

One man was killed Monday and another person critically injured in a fiery two-car crash on the Pomona (60) Freeway, and a third car slammed into the wreckage, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The accident developed over several minutes beginning around 12:10 a.m., when a red Mitsubishi and a black car collided on the westbound freeway just west of Azusa Boulevard, said CHP Officer Alex Rubio. A gray car then crashed into the Mitsubishi at 12:18 a.m., he said.

Two of the cars then burst into flames, CHP Officer Monica Posada said. Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters extricated the red car’s driver, who was the vehicle’s only occupant, from the burned wreck and pronounced him dead at the scene, Rubio said.

The deceased driver was identified as 59-year-old Te Tsai Chen of Alhambra, said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

One person was transported to a trauma center in critical condition, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman.

All lanes of the westbound Pomona Freeway were shut down at Azusa Avenue until 1:30 a.m. when the HOV lane and the No. 1 were reopened, the CHP said

—City News Service

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