At least one person was injured Wednesday when a Ford F-150 truck crashed into a pole and burst into flames on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Boyle Heights, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The crash on the southbound 5 Freeway, just north of the Pomona (60) Freeway, took place about 12:10 a.m., said CHP Officer Tony Polizzi.
Several people were in the pickup and at least one person was transported to the hospital by paramedics, Polizzi said.
CHP officers and a good Samaritan helped pull people out of the car while it was burning, a news videographer reported from the scene Polizzi said there were no early indications that drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. The accident remained under investigation by the CHP today.
The coroner’s office Monday released the name of a 20-year-old man killed last week when a car slammed into a light pole in Montebello near the border with Whittier.
He was Luis Olivares of Montebello, said coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz.
The crash occurred at the intersection of San Gabriel Boulevard and Plaza Drive south of the Pomona (60) Freeway about 11:20 p.m. Jan. 26, said California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos.
Olivares was pronounced dead at the scene and at least one other person was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries, Villalobos said. Olivares was apparently the driver.
Several vehicles may have also been involved in the accident, he said.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation by the CHP, Villalobos said.
A young man died today of injuries he suffered in a high-speed crash during an illegal street race in Commerce, and two other men involved in the accident were hospitalized with serious injuries, authorities said.
The three men were ejected from an Acura Integra when it struck a palm tree in the 5500 block of East Washington Boulevard around 10:40 p.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“It was a street racing incident”, said sheriff’s Lt. Paul Hardy.
Isaac Garcia, 19, of Maywood died about 12:20 a.m. at a hospital, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. It was not immediately known if he was the driver or a passenger in the Acura.
The two survivors are hospitalized with serious injuries.
Witnesses told a videographer at the scene they believe the vehicles were racing at 90 miles per hour when the accident occurred. The second vehicle in the race left the scene, they said.
Hardy said the damage to the crashed vehicle was extensive. “It’s pretty catastrophic”, Hardy said.