Hit-and-Run Driver Sought After 4 Killed, 4 Injured in Pomona Freeway Accident

Authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision on the 60 Freeway in Pomona that killed four people and injured four others.

A new model white vehicle collided with a Ford Explorer with eight people in it about 5 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. The driver of the SUV, Elena Chavez-Lopez, who was heading east on the 60 Freeway in Pomona at about 65 mph hour, lost control of the vehicle as it veered sharply to the right, officials said.

The Explorer flipped multiple times as it bounced off the road and down a dirt embankment, ejecting six passengers before coming to a rest at a chain-link fence near a freeway off ramp, according to statement from the California Highway Patrol. Authorities believe six of the occupants weren’t wearing seatbelts.

On Sunday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified the four people who died in the accident as Elba Rosales, 26; Luis Herrera, 29; Noemi Herrera, 21; and Gerardo Herrera, 49. All were Lake Elsinore residents, but authorities could not confirm how they were related to each other.

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