Erin Myers
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Erin Myers is a reporter for the KTLA 5 Morning News.


Recent Articles
  • Three people were injured during a shooting on the 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley on Aug. 16, 2014. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    1 Dead, 2 Injured After Shooting on 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley

    A gunman was being sought Sunday after a shooting on the 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley that left one person dead and two others injured. California Highway Patrol and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials responded around 11 p.m. Saturday to reports of gunfire on the freeway near the Valley Way off-ramp , an official said. Three victims and a white sedan with shooting damage to the windows was found upon arrival. Both sides of the freeway were closed. The eastbound side was quickly reopened, […]

  • A hit-and-run driver was detained after striking a man near the Arena Night Club in Hollywood on Aug. 16, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Stable Condition After Being Struck by 2 Vehicles in Hollywood; Hit-and-Run Driver Detained

    A hit-and-run driver was detained when a second driver chased him down after both vehicles struck a man, critically injuring him, in Hollywood Saturday morning. A man in his 40s was struck by a Mini Cooper and Jaguar while he was crossing Santa Monica Boulevard near the Arena Night Club (map) around 2:30 a.m., according to police. The driver of the Mini Cooper fled the scene and the Jaguar driver followed him, allegedly convincing him to pull over near Seward Street. […]

  • A SigAlert was issued after a deadly crash on the 60 Freeway near Fairway Drive on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Chain Reaction’ Causes Multivehicle Crash on 60 Freeway; 1 Dead

    One person died after a “chain-reaction” caused a four-vehicle crash and SigAlert on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar Sunday morning. Responding officers began arriving to the scene on the eastbound 60 Freeway between Fairway Drive and Brea Canyon Road around 4:30 a.m. The chain reaction began after two vehicles crashed and became disabled in the carpool and adjacent lane, leaving a white SUV vehicle facing the wrong way, California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Reyes said. A third vehicle then crashed head-on into the SUV, causing it […]

  • Justin Romo, a 19-year-old from El Monte, was killed on Aug. 9, 2014, during a hit-and-run crash in Azusa. (Credit: El Monte PD)

    El Monte Teen ID’d as Victim of Wrong-Way Crash on 210 Freeway; Alleged DUI Driver Arrested

    A 19-year-old who was killed by an alleged DUI driver in a hit-and-run crash on the 210 Freeway in Azusa on Saturday was remembered by grieving family members as a kind, thoughtful and hard working man. El Monte resident Justin Romo died after a wrong-way driver collided with his car on the roadway shortly after 3 a.m., according to the El Monte Police Department and CHP Officer Tony Polizzi. The crash forced the closure of the freeway for several hours while […]

  • The Vans US Open of Surfing began July 26, 2014, and introduced new restrictions since the previous years as a safety precaution. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vans US Open of Surfing Sees Slew of New Precautionary Safety Measures After 2013 Riots

    Nine days of athletic competitions and new regulations at the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach kicked off Saturday. Violence and rioting broke out at the annual surfing and skating event last year, leading to as many as 20 arrests. Officers were injured as they attempted to stop crowds from throwing bottles, looting stores and fighting. In an effort to prevent similar instances of misconduct, the event planned to curb its party-like atmosphere by not serving alcohol, hosting family-friendly movies […]

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    Victims ID’d in Wrong-Way Crash on 210 Freeway That Left 3 Dead, 2 Injured

    Three people were killed and two others were injured after an alleged wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on the 210 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga early Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. A male driver was allegedly going westbound on the eastbound lanes of the freeway at Beech Avenue when the collision occurred shortly after 2 a.m., CHP Captain Joe Flores said. The CHP had received reports that a dark-colored Hyundai Elantra was seen in the carpool lane […]

  • A single-engine plane crashed near a Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood on Friday, July 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Light Plane Crashes Near Rancho Cucamonga Neighborhood; Pilot Seriously Injured is ID’d

    Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the crash of a single engine plane that came down near a residential neighborhood in Rancho Cucamonga on Friday evening. A call came in around 6:16 p.m. stating a plane was seen flying very low and crashed into a dirt-graded lot below the foothills at Almond Street and Haven Avenue, according to Jodi Miller, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Witnesses reported hearing the plane’s engine sputtering as it neared a group of homes. […]

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    San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Leaves Teenage Girl Dead, 2 Sisters Hospitalized

    A hit-and-run crash in San Bernardino on Friday evening left a 13-year-old girl dead and her two sisters hospitalized, authorities and the victims’ mother said. The two-vehicle collision occurred about 9:05 p.m. at the intersection of West Rialto Avenue and South Arrowhead Avenue (map), said Lt. Travis Walker of the San Bernardino Police Department. A Kia occupied by two men was traveling northbound on Arrowhead when it broadsided an Acura Integra carrying three female occupants, according to a news release. […]

  • Authorities investigated a crash in Palmdale on July 4, 2014, that left four people dead and two hospitalized. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 Children, 1 Adult Killed in Fiery Palmdale Crash; 2 Others Hospitalized

    Authorities on Saturday were investigating the cause of a fiery crash in Palmdale that killed one adult and two children, and left two others hospitalized. A 2004 Toyota carrying five people was rear-ended by a 2013 Tesla on the southbound side of the Highway 14 near East Avenue S (map) Friday around 10:35 p.m., the California Highway Patrol stated in a news release. A family was in the  Toyota, which was “rear-ended by a high-speed Tesla,” said Capt. Brian Jordan of the Los Angeles County Fire […]