Man Killed in Fiery Multi-Vehicle Crash on 60 Freeway at Crossroads Parkway
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA (January 9, 2020) – A man was arrested following a fatal fiery crash involving multiple vehicles Thursday evening in City of Industry.
The crash happened around 10:00 p.m. in the westbound lanes of 60 Freeway at Crossroads Parkway.
According to the CHP, a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Promaster Van failed to stop for traffic that had come to a halt ahead of it. It then slammed into the rear of a 2004 Ford Mustang, which burst into flames.
The force of the impact pushed the Ford into a 2006 Honda Odyssey that was in front of it, which also caught fire. The Honda, in turn, was then pushed into the back of a 2010 Toyota Camry.
The driver of the Ford was trapped inside the burning vehicle and died at the scene. Officials did not release his identity pending family notification.
The driver of the Honda, a 41-year-old Montebello man, managed to climb out of his burning minivan, officials said. He was taken to a trauma center with severe burns to his face and limbs.
A man and woman who were inside the Toyota declined medical treatment, officials said.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Dodge, identified as 42-year-old Kaj Faaborg of La Puente, fled the scene.
Authorities later located Faaborg and arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run. This fatal incident is still under investigation.
During this mournful time, we would like to send our well-wishes and sincere sympathies to the grieving family and friends of the victim.
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