Chino, California — March 16, 2011
Police say a crash along California State Route 60 in Chino on Wednesday left two motorists dead.
The California Highway Patrol reports that 41-year-old Pomona resident Maria Aguilar was headed east along California State Route 60, near Exit 32 (Ramona Avenue), in a blue 2000 Honda Civic around 1:25 p.m. when a flatbed truck merged into her lane. Investigators say the truck brushed Ms. Aguilar’s front bumper, causing the Civic to veer across the roadway and strike a Honda CRX head-on.
The Civic continued on, hitting a median barrer and ricocheting back onto the road, where it was struck by two semis. Paramedics arrived to find Ms. Aguilar dead at the scene. Her passenger, 17-year-old Pomona resident Delia Medina was transported to Chino Valley Medical Center, where she later died.
Police have not said whether any other drivers were injured. The crash remains under investigation.
More than 500,000 semis and large commercial vehicles were involved in traffic crashes in 2010, according to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Those accidents resulted in injuries to more than 100,000 people and more than 5,000 deaths.
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