COVINA — Officials have released the name of a 33-year-old Covina woman who was fatally struck by a pickup truck while waiting to cross the street with her family Saturday.
Yendi Galeana was pronounced dead at the scene of the 5:20 p.m. crash at the corner of San Bernardino Road and Azusa Avenue, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Fred Corral said.
Galeana’s 7-month-old daughter and mother, who was estimated to be in her 50s, were also struck and hospitalized with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, Covina police officials said.
Two other family members, both teenage boys, were not hurt. They’re specific relationship to Galeana was not available Sunday.
By Sunday morning, a collection of flowers had begun to accumulate at the crash scene.
Dark streaks left scraped into the cement indicated Sunday where the pickup truck went up the curb and struck the family, as well as the traffic signal post on which a pedestrian crosswalk button sits.
The family members were struck after a Honda Ridgeline pickup truck and Chevrolet Impala collided in the intersection, police Sgt. Jim McDonough said.
“The Honda Ridgeline slid toward the northwest corner of the intersection, where a Covina family of five was waiting to cross the street,” the sergeant said.
The Ridgeline was westbound on San Bernardino and the Impala was eastbound when one of the vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto Vincent Avenue, McDonough said. It was not clear Sunday which of the vehicles made the turn.
A woman who was riding as a passenger in the Honda was also hospitalized with unknown injuries, officials said.
Police did not initially suspect driving under the influence or any other crime.
(TOP) – Staff photo by Watchara Phomicinda
(CENTER) – Yendi Galeana, 33, of Covina, as pictured in a photograph left at a roadside memorial
(BOTTOM) – Staff photo by Brian Day