FONTANA – An overheating vehicle led to the death of four people on the 10 freeway on Friday afternoon authorities said. At around 12:30 p.m. a female was driving a Honda Accord eastbound on the 10 freeway east when the temperature gauge on her vehicle began rising. She pulled over to the right shoulder near Citrus Avenue and called for help.
A truck for unknown reasons slammed into the back of the Honda. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and emergency medical personnel rushed to the scene to find four, including two adults and two children who were inside the Honda dead on arrival and one suffering from minor to moderate injuries. One of the deceased were left lying on the roadway, it is unclear if he/she exited the vehicle prior to the collision or if the he/she was ejected.
The driver of the pickup truck also suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Alcohol or drugs have not been ruled out as a factor of the collision at this time. The eastbound 10 freeway was closed for approximately 30 minutes and was subsequently reopened to traffic.
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