Pomona Man Killed, Juan Montiel Arrested in Hit-and-Run Crash on 60 Freeway
DIAMOND BAR, CA (August 4, 2019) – A female passenger sustained injuries following a fatal hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning in Diamond Bar.
The crash happened around 4:46 a.m. on eastbound 60 Freeway at Grand Avenue. According to the CHP, a 2002 Mazda Protégé became disabled across the fourth and fifth lanes of the freeway.
A 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by a 30-year-old Juan David Montiel of Fontana, traveled in the fourth lane. After that, Montiel swerved to avoid the disabled vehicle but hit the Mazda.
The Mazada driver, a 24-year-old Pomona man, died at the scene. However, the female passenger, 21-year-old Roxanne Rios of Anaheim, suffered moderate injuries. As a result, paramedics transported her to a trauma center.
After the crash, Montiel fled the scene on foot. However, he was later arrested at his residence, the CHP said.
The name of the deceased driver was not immediately available.
A SigAlert was issued at 5:31 a.m. closing all lanes of the eastbound freeway. However, the lanes reopened around 9:24 a.m.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim. We also wish Roxanna Rios a swift and steady recovery.
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