Diamond Bar man killed, three hurt in 60 Freeway crash

INDUSTRY — A Diamond Bar man died and three other people were injured in a crash involving two cars and two big rigs early Saturday, authorities said.
Jonathan Guzman Vaca, 22, of Diamond Bar, died in the 2:50 a.m. crash on the eastbound 60 Freeway at Azusa Avenue, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz said.
It initially appeared that Vaca was entering the freeway from southbound Azusa Avenue in a 2003 Nissan 350Z when, “For reasons still under investigation, the driver was not able to control the Nissan as he entered the main portion of eastbound State Route 60,” California Highway Patrol officials said in a written statement.
After entering the right-hand lane of the freeway, Vaca’s Nissan was struck by a big rig, officials said.
“After being struck by the big rig,” the CHP statement said, “the Nissan spun across into the No. 3 lane and was struck by another big rig.”
The Nissan was forced into the center divider, and a 2000 Nissan Frontier SUV being driven by a 33-year-old Pomona man then struck the rear of the big rig, CHP officials said.
Fire Department paramedics pronounced Vaca dead at the scene, officials said.
The driver of the Nissan Frontier and one of the big rig drivers, a 27-year-old Anaheim man, were hospitalized with major injuries, according to the CHP. A 64-year-old Fontana man who was driving the other big rig suffered minor injuries.
All but one lane of the freeway were shut down as officials examined the scene early Saturday.
Officers from the Santa Fe Springs office of the CHP are continuing their investigation.

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