Diamond Bar man dies in four-car crash on Route 60

A Diamond Bar man died in a four-car crash on the 60 Freeway. George Deirkarkourian, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene on the eastbound 60 west of Brea Canyon Road in Diamond Bar, the California Highway Patrol said.

Officers said Sheng-Ting Shih, 32, of Walnut, rear-ended Deirkarkourian’s 2001 Ford when traffic slowed for a road closure at 2:06 a.m. The impact propelled the Ford into the back of a 2011 Chevrolet and the side of a 2006 Toyota.

Paramedics took a 30-year-old Chino Hills woman riding in Shih’s 2012 BMW to a hospital as a precautionary measure. There were no other injuries.

Officers arrested Shih on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.The crash forced the closure of four eastbound lanes for about two hours.

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