5 Vehicles Involved in Deadly Morning Collision on 15 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (December 9, 2018) – A man was killed following a multi-vehicle collision Sunday morning on 15 Freeway at Base Line Road.
The collision happened around 5:26 a.m. involving five vehicles.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2013 Toyota Prius was traveling at an unknown speed on the fourth lane of the freeway when it struck the back of a 2005 Ford Escape, causing the Ford to slam into the center barrier.
The Toyota sedan then came to a rest across the third and fourth lanes, where the driver side was subsequently hit by an oncoming 2005 Honda Odyssey that was traveling at approximately 65 mph.
The Toyota landed on the third lane in a northerly direction and was rear-ended by a 2009 Volvo semitruck, CHP officials said.
The man driving the Toyota was ejected upon impact, and his vehicle rolled over down an embankment.
A fifth vehicle passing by, a 2015 Toyota Sienna, was then hit by a piece of debris that shattered the minivan’s left rear window.
Responding fire crews pronounced the Toyota’s driver dead at the scene. His identity has not been released pending notification of his family members.
It is unknown whether any of the other drivers involved were injured.
CHP identified the Escape driver as 26-year-old Mauricio Rodriguez of Apple Valley, the Odyssey driver as 43-year-old Tessie Cabello of Apple Valley, the Volvo driver as 26-year-old Christopher Ruiz of Riverside, and the Sienna Driver as 36-year-old Tharabuth Khleanig of Chino.
No additional information was provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased during this time of grief.
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