Authorities Friday identified an 86-year-old Covina woman who was killed, along with her husband, when their SUV crashed off a freeway transition road in the Boyle Heights area and hit a tree.
The crash occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday on the transition from the northbound Santa Ana (101) Freeway to the eastbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The 2012 Kia Sedona was driven by Frank Palminteri, 89, of Covina, who died at the scene, according to the CHP and the coroner’s office. Mary Palminteri died at a hospital, the coroner’s office reported.
According to the CHP, the crash occurred “due to (the man) making an unsafe turning movement in his Kia Sedona.”
Neither alcohol nor drugs were believed to be factors in the crash, according to the CHP.
Anyone with more information on the case was urged to call the CHP Central Area office at 213-744-2331.