Fatal crash under investigation on San Bernardino Freeway in Pomona


POMONA (CNS) – A 27-year-old man was struck by a car and fatally
injured early this morning after he had been in a collision and got out of his
own vehicle on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Pomona.
Joseph Christopher Texas of Pomona died about 4:30 a.m. near Fairplex
Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County
coroner’s office.
According to the preliminary investigation, the man was driving a
Toyota Corolla on the eastbound San Bernardino Freeway when his car rear-ended
a UPS big rig driven by a 48-year-old Aliso Viejo man, and the car came to rest
near the center divider, according to the CHP.
The Corolla was disabled and Texas got out and was standing on the
roadway when he was struck by an eastbound Toyota Prius driven by a 46-year-old
Baldwin Park man, the CHP reported.
“The force of the impact propelled the pedestrian over the center
divider and into the westbound lanes of I-10,” according to a CHP statement.
Texas was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Prius and a 23-year-old man who was a passenger in
the car sustained moderate injuries and were taken to Pomona Valley Hospital
for treatment, the CHP reported.
Two westbound vehicles crashed at the site, possibly when the
motorists tried to avoid hitting the body, a CHP officer at the scene said.
The carpool and No. 1 lanes of the eastbound San Bernardino Freeway
and carpool and Nos. 1 and 2 lanes of the westbound San Bernardino Freeway were
closed while an investigation was conducted.


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