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Commerce Woman Killed In Drunk Driving Crash

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.