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A man killed in a three-vehicle collision on the Pomona (60) Freeway in Jurupa Valley was identified Monday as a 56-year-old Moreno Valley resident.

Santos Alvarez was fatally injured about 4:20 a.m. Sunday on the eastbound 60, just west of Valley Way, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Sgt. Scott Stoos told City News Service the chain crash began when a Dodge Charger and a Chrysler minivan pulling a trailer impacted, causing both to come to a stop in lanes. It was unclear why they collided.

Moments later, a Nissan Altima that Alvarez was riding in struck the minivan, significantly damaging the sedan.

Riverside County Fire Department paramedics reached the location in less than 20 minutes and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan, whose identity was not disclosed, was not hurt.

Stoos said it was unknown whether the occupants of the other two vehicles required medical attention.

All eastbound lanes were shut down for just over two hours while a preliminary investigation was conducted and the wreckage was cleared, according to the sergeant.

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