Commerce Woman Killed In Drunk Driving Crash

By City News Service

A 28-year-old woman was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on the Pomona (60) Freeway in Montebello, and another driver was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, the California Highway Patrol said.

The woman was later identified as Lidia Ortega, of Commerce, said Coroner’s Capt. John Kades.

The wreck was reported at 1:39 a.m. on the eastbound 60 Freeway approaching Paramount Boulevard, said CHP Officer A. Rubio in the Traffic Management Center.

A 24-year-old Rosemead man driving a 2013 Kia Optima was eastbound on the Pomona (10) Freeway, lost control of the car and hit the concrete center divider. The car then veered to the right and struck the left side of a 2001 Acura Integra, with three people inside, causing it to spin out of control, the CHP said.

The two rear passengers were not wearing seatbelts, and were ejected from the Acura. Ortega was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other passenger, a 46-year-old man from La Habra, suffered major injuries. Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital.

The driver of the Acura, a 34-year-old Los Angeles man, suffered moderate injuries. He was also transported to an area hospital.

The man driving the Kia Optima was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving. He was not injured.



Print This Post Print This Post

December 19, 2013  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


One Response to “Commerce Woman Killed In Drunk Driving Crash”

  1. California woman killed in suspected DUI crash on December 30th, 2013 9:36 am

    […] News, “Commerce Woman Killed In Drunk Driving Crash“, December 19, […]

Comments are intended to further discussion on the article topic. EGPNews reserves the right to not publish, edit or remove comments that contain vulgarities, foul language, personal attacks, racists, sexist, homophobic or other offensive terminology or that contain solicitations, spam, or that threaten harm of any sort. EGPNews will not approve comments that call for or applaud the death, injury or illness of any person, regardless of their public status. Questions regarding this policy should be e-mailed to

 characters available

Copyright © 2018 Eastern Group Publications/EGPNews, Inc. ·