Two dead, one airlifted to hospital in Pomona freeway crash


Two people were killed and one person was airlifted to a hospital after a violent crash on a transition road between the 60 and 71 freeways in Pomona, a California Highway Patrol official said.

Just before 9 a.m., a big rig and a large box truck collided on the transition road connecting the eastbound 60 Freeway to the southbound 71, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos.

Two men — one in his 20s, the other in his 40s — were killed in the crash. Villalobos said each came from one of the vehicles involved in the crash.


The wreck scattered debris across the 60 Freeway. The road was briefly shut down while a helicopter landed on it to airlift a third person. That person’s condition was not immediately available.

The transition road was expected to remain closed until noon at least, Villalobos said.


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