A 19-year-old man from El Monte was killed in accident along the 210 Freeway around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, when a vehicle headed the wrong way struck another car. A Honda sedan was going eastbound when it collided in a head-on crash with a Nissan. Authorities said that the operator of the Nissan was declared dead on the scene. A 16-year-old female passenger, who police said was identified as the girlfriend of the man who was killed, suffered injuries due to the accident.
A two-car accident on July 26 resulted in the death of two people and injuries for two others, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol. The car accident happened southeast of Delano when two cars collided at an intersection around 10:55 a.m. After conducting an initial investigation, police did not believe that alcohol or drugs were factors in the fatal car crash.
A woman was killed and three other people were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Shasta County on July 25. Police suspect that alcohol played a role in the nighttime accident and detained the driver on suspicion of felony DUI. They also planned to seek second-degree murder charges.
A July 20 car wreck in Corona left two people dead, according to the California Highway Patrol. The Interstate 15 accident reportedly transpired at approximately 1:15 a.m. near the 91 Freeway and involved two vehicles, one of which caught fire as a result of the crash.
The California Highway Patrol says that a 10-vehicle collision on Highway 17 injured seven people and took the life of one man. The accident happened near Bear Creek Road shortly before 8 a.m. on July 10 and forced authorities to close the northbound lanes for nearly 10 hours.