Weekend Traffic Crashes Include Fatalities and Injuries
California roadways turned deadly this weekend. Three people died in two separate crashes. The crashes, of course, caused road closures and SigAlerts. Several people, of course, suffered injuries.
605 Freeway Crash Kills 2 and Injures 3 in Cerritos
Saturday morning at 1:00 am a 605 Freeway crash happened at the 91 Freeway interchange. The pile-up happened at the Carson Street exit. The freeway remained shut down until 9:30 am. In this case, the road closed in both directions for over 8 hours.
CHP officers said six cars collided. Officers said two or three might have crashed first. Officers said, in fact, speed and alcohol may have lead to the crash. The first collision involved two cars near the HOV lane. One of the drivers’ got ejected in this case.
Two people died as a result of the crash. One man remains unidentified and drove a 1999 Saturn. He, in fact, passed away at the scene. A second person died and identified as Gabriela Hernandez, age 24. Hernandez was a resident of Huntington Beach. Hernandez died at the hospital from major blunt force trauma police said.
Hernandez was a passenger in a 2007 Honda. The Honda’s driver Ulises Rodriguez, 32 got hurt. He, in fact, suffered a laceration to his legs. A second passenger in the car Yenit Esquivel Rivera, 30 got injured. Rivera suffered a fractured nasal bone.
CHP Sgt. Raquel Stage said both people died outside of their cars. They suffered the fatal injuries by leaving the vehicles. Both got hit outside of their vehicles and after the collision. The officer said if involved in a crash it’s unsafe to walk near the collision. She told me to remain in the car if possible. If you can, of course, drive to the right shoulder. Staying in the lane’s, in fact, dangerous. The officer said especially of course at night.
Lakewood resident Amy Johnson age 36 drove a 2016 Honda. She, in fact, suffered a sternal fracture in the crash.
CHP officers said the impact caused one man’s body to get ejected. Police found the man on the northbound side of the freeway.
The crash caused one of the vehicles to catch fire at the scene. One person needed rescue from a car. A second person got taken to the hospital. Police said with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the six-car crash remains under investigation police said.
Was the Willows Crash Fatal?
Sunday at 8:44 am I5 southbound, and SR162 crash turned fatal. The crash caused one vehicle to overturn at impact. One car police identified as a light colored Lexis SUV. Three vehicles in fact collided and two remain unidentified.
Police issued a SigAlert due to a person with significant injuries. They, in fact, closed the right lane of the northbound lanes.
One person died because of course, the injuries suffered. It remains unclear if other people were injured in the crash. Three vehicles, of course, got towed from the scene. The accident remains under investigation.