POMONA – Four Lake Elsinore residents were killed in a Saturday morning hit-and-run traffic collision on the 60 freeway authorities said.
Eight occupants were riding in the seven seat 2003 Ford Explorer; six of the occupants suspected to not be wearing seatbelts, as it traveled eastbound on the 60 freeway.
As the Explorer approached the Reservoir Street exit the SUV was sideswiped by a white vehicle causing the female driver to lose control. The Explorer overturned down one embankment and continued down a second, causing six occupants to be ejected from the vehicle. Four were transported to trauma hospitals with various degrees of injuries.
The other four occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased were later identified as Gerardo Herrera, 49, Luis Herrera, 29, Noemi Herrera, 21, and Elba Rosales, 26. Alcohol and drugs are not a suspected factor in the crash.
The white vehicle has not been located and authorities are seeking information from any witnesses to the collision. Anyone with information should contact the California Highway Patrol, Baldwin Park station at (626) 338-1164.
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