Child Killed, 3 Injured After Driver Crosses Divider, Crashes Head-On With Vehicle in Pomona: Police

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A child was killed and three others were injured in a head-on traffic collision in Pomona Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Two vehicles crashed on White Avenue near the Fairplex at around 4:24 p.m. when a dark blue SUV going northbound crossed the center divider and collided with a gold pickup truck going southbound, the Pomona Police Department said. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a dark blue SUV stopped on a center divider facing the gold pickup truck. Both vehicles had significant damage to their front hoods. The vehicles’ doors were swung open and debris covered the roadway where they appeared to have crashed head-on, video showed. Officers responded and determined the child dead at the scene, according to authorities. The victim was not identified. Police say the child was in a seat in the back of the pickup truck when the crash happened. The truck’s driver was taken to a hospital in serious condition, authorities said. Authorities did not provide information of the conditions of the others injured. It is unknown what led to the crash, but police said they are investigating whether the SUV driver was under the influence of alcohol after officers found beer bottles near the SUV. White Avenue was closed for several hours while investigators worked. The incident is under investigation. No further information was available.

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