Authorities Wednesday identified a 6-year-old San Bernardino County boy killed in Pomona in a two-vehicle head-on crash involving two drivers suspected of having been “under the influence of alcohol.”
The collision was reported about 4:25 p.m. Tuesday on White Avenue between McKinley Avenue and Arrow Highway and was witnessed by a Pomona police officer, the Pomona Police Department reported.
Julian Anthony George of Upland died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office and Pomona police.
“Our preliminary information is that two vehicles were involved,” a police statement said. “A northbound vehicle on White Avenue crossed the center divider and struck a southbound vehicle.”
The fatally injured boy was sitting in the rear seat of one of the vehicles, police said.
Another person was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, a fire department dispatch supervisor said.
“Both involved drivers are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol,” police said.
Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to call the Pomona Police Department’s Traffic Services Bureau at 909-802-7741 or 909-620-2048.
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