Two people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash Sunday on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in El Monte, where three other people also suffered minor injuries.
The crash on the westbound freeway at Valley Boulevard occurred a little after 5:20 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. A 52-year-old woman driving a 2003 Acura crashed into the concrete center divider, stopping between the number one and carpool lanes, the CHP said. A 35-year-old man driving a 2019 Ford crashed into the Acura, ejecting the 52-year-old man from the vehicle and onto the freeway.
A 25-year-old man from West Covina riding a 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle struck the 2019 Ford, ejecting the biker from his vehicle. Also, a 2007 Mercedes-Benz E350, a 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, and a 2017 Honda Accord struck the Acura.
The woman driving the Acura and the biker — both residents of West Covina — were pronounced dead at the scene. It was not immediately known if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.
Paramedics dispatched to the scene at 5:24 a.m. reported that three other people suffered minor injuries. It was unclear whether they were taken to any hospitals, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher.
A Sigalert, issued at 5:36 a.m. shutting down all westbound lanes at Valley Boulevard, was canceled a little after 9 a.m., the CHP said.
The CHP’s East Los Angeles office asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at 323-343-0512.
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