Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A motorcycle passenger was killed in a crash on the Orange (57) Freeway in Pomona on Sunday.

The crash, which happened at about 1:40 p.m. on the southbound side of the freeway at the junction with the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway also injured the motorcycle operator, who was airlifted from the scene, according to authorities.

The passenger, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash closed all southbound lanes of the freeway for about an hour, after which a single lane was reopened.

It was the second time in as many days that a motorcycle passenger was killed in a crash on a Los Angeles area freeway.

A 19-year-old Los Angeles woman died when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger crashed into other vehicles while splitting lanes on the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway approaching Garfield Avenue, according to the CHP.

That crash, which closed three northbound lanes of the 5 freeway for about four hours, happened just about the same time of day as Sunday’s fatal wreck.

— City News Service

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