A man and woman died and at least three other people were injured in a chain-reaction crash triggered by a pickup truck on the 10 Freeway near Pomona on Sunday morning, authorities said.
A total of five vehicles were involved in the collision, which took place about 8:45 a.m. on the westbound 10 Freeway, just west of Via Verde Avenue, Officer J. Ortiz of the California Highway Patrol said in a written statement. The fatal impact took place between a 2017 Ford F-550 pickup truck and a 2013 Buick Encore SUV.
A 66-year-old woman driving the Buick, as well as a 91-year-old man riding as a passenger, died in the crash, officials said. The CHP previously described the man who died as 19 years old.
An 86-year-old woman who was riding as a passenger in the Buick suffered injuries including a broken hip and ribs, and a 32-year-old man who was a passenger in the SUV was treated for minor injuries. All four people inside the Buick were described as Corcoran residents.
A 49-year-old Anaheim man was driving the Ford pickup truck at 70 to 75 mph when he made "an unsafe lane change" as traffic was slowing ahead of him, Ortiz said.
The truck sideswiped a Toyota Sienna minivan before slamming into the back of the Buick, officials said. The impact pushed the Buick forward into the back of a Nissan pickup truck. The Nissan, in turn, was pushed forward into a charter bus.
A man riding as a passenger in the Ford truck was treated for minor injuries, according to the CHP.
No injuries were reported to people inside the minivan, the Nissan truck or the charter bus.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by the CHP's Baldwin Park-area office. Anyone with information can reach the office at 626-338-1164.
KTLA's Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly described the series of events involved in the collision. The story has been updated.