A woman and a man were killed and another woman was severely injured in a traffic crash Sunday on the San Gabriel (605) Freeway in Baldwin Park, triggered by a wrong-way driver, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The crash on the southbound freeway, north of Ramona Boulevard, occurred a little after 12:35 a.m., said CHP Officer Elizabeth Kravig.
According to the CHP, a 35-year-old female driver in a 2002 Honda Odyssey got on the 605 Freeway in the southbound lanes heading north. That motorist then hit a 2013 Dodge Challenger driven by a 25-year-old man head on in the southbound lanes.
The impact of the crash killed the two drivers, who died at the scene from blunt force trauma, according to the CHP.
Their names were withheld pending notification of kin, Investigator Trini Godoy of the coroner’s office said.
Paramedics took 23-year-old Leticia Lopez of Los Angeles crash to an area hospital, according to the CHP and a county fire department dispatcher. Lopez was a passenger in the Dodge Challenger who suffered a fractured right foot and a collapsed lung in the crash.
A SigAlert issued at 12:43 a.m. that closed all southbound lanes of the freeway was canceled at 4:52 a.m., Kravig said.
The crash occurred at almost the same time that a similar wrong-way crash killed two people, at Porter Ranch in the northern San Fernando Valley.
–City News Service
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