WEST COVINA (CNS) – A young woman was fatally injured today after she got out of a car that had rear-ended another car on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in West Covina and a pickup truck slammed into her vehicle, authorities said.
The crashes occurred about 2 a.m. on the eastbound freeway west of Grand Avenue, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The 19-year-old Upland woman died at the scene, the CHP reported. Her name was withheld, pending notification of kin.
According to the CHP, the woman was one of three passengers in a 2015 Hyundai Elantra that had rear-ended a 2014 Toyota Prius. Following the crash, the Hyundai came to rest in the No. 1 lane and the Prius came ended up on the right freeway shoulder.
After the crash, the Hyundai driver and the three passengers — all from Upland — got out of the car, and that’s when a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck crashed into the vehicle, which was pushed into them, the CHP reported.
The 19-year-old woman was killed. The Hyundai driver, a 19-year-old man, suffered major injuries, as did an 18-year-old woman who had been riding in the car. A 19-year-old man who had been riding in the car suffered minor injuries.
The truck driver and the Prius driver were not injured, the CHP reported. No arrests were reported.
Freeway lanes were closed for about three hours while an investigation was conducted.