One killed, three injured in solo-car crash along Garey Avenue in Pomona

POMONA — A driver died and his three passengers were hospitalized after a car crashed into a tree along Garey Avenue early Wednesday, officials said.
The dead man’s name was not available pending notification of his family, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said. The driver was initially described as appearing to be in his 20s.
The solo-vehicle crash was reported at 4:13 a.m. on Garey Avenue, just north of Lexington Avenue, Pomona police officials said in a written statement.
“Arriving fire and police personnel found four persons in the vehicle,” according to the statement.
“The driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene,” the statement said. “The other three injured persons were transported to a trauma center with moderate to severe injuries.”
A male passenger and a female passenger suffered moderate injuries in the crash, while another female passenger was hospitalized with moderate to severe injuries, officials said.
Officials initially called for two rescue helicopters to fly the injured patients to the hospital, however they were unable to respond due to weather, and the patients were hospitalized by ambulance, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.
The Pomona Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash.
Police declined to release further details Wednesday, but asked anyone with information to contact the department’s traffic unit.

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