Crash in Pomona
Wreckage from the deadly crash in Pomona. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A child was killed in a two-vehicle head-on crash in Pomona and both drivers were suspected of being drunk at the time of the crash, police said Wednesday morning.

The crash 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.

“Our preliminary information is that two vehicles were involved,” according to a police statement. “A northbound vehicle on White Avenue crossed the center divider and struck a southbound vehicle.”

A child in the rear seat of one of the involved vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles County firefighters, police said. The child was believed to be 5 to 7 years old.

One person was taken to a hospital, 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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