CHP Car Damaged, 1 Hurt in Fiery South El Monte Hit-and-Run Crash

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A California Highway Patrol car was badly damaged in a South El Monte hit-and-run on Feb. 21, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

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A hit-and-run motorist heading eastbound on the 10 Freeway in South El Monte collided with another vehicle early Saturday, causing it to smash into a parked California Highway Patrol car, which erupted in flames, authorities said.

A California Highway Patrol car was badly damaged in a South El Monte hit-and-run on Feb. 21, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)
A California Highway Patrol car was badly damaged in a South El Monte hit-and-run on Feb. 21, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

The incident occurred about 2 a.m. on the freeway just east of Peck Road, said CHP Officer Tony Polizzi.

Two CHP officers had stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway to talk to another driver in a separate matter, he said.

At some point, a minivan and a dark Mitsubishi Eclipse were involved in a collision, causing the minivan to hit the patrol car before it overturned, Polizzi said. Neither of the CHP officers were hurt.

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