UPDATED: Alhambra woman killed in crash on 10 Freeway in El Monte

EL MONTE — A 50-year-old Alhambra woman died after being thrown from her pickup truck in a crash on the 10 Freeway early Sunday, authorities said.
Joann Palomares died at the scene of the 6:45 a.m. crash on the westbound 10 Freeway, just east of Durfee Avenue, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said.
The fatal collision involved a pickup truck and a sedan, California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs said.
The Alhambra woman was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 when, for reasons that remained under investigation, it crashed into the rear of a 2007 Mazda 6, California Highway Patrol officials said in a written statement.
“The pickup truck hit the center divider wall, overturned and ejected the driver,” Jacobs said. Palomares was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was not wearing a seatbelt, CHP officials said.
The other driver, a 38-year-old Rancho Cucamonga woman, was not hurt in the crash, officials said.
All but the right hand lane of the westbound freeway were shut down for about two hours as officials investigated the scene, Jacobs said.
All lanes were cleared at 8:55 a.m., according to CHP logs.
Officers from the CHP’s East Los Angeles office were handling the investigation.

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