On October 14, 2022, officers responded to a fatal crash in Pomona, CA. Around 8 p.m, a 26-year-old woman suddenly veered into the westbound lanes after driving eastbound on West Holt Ave and Dudley Street. The driver struck a local taco truck where customers were lined, noticeably destroying the canopy and relative equipment.
Following the collision, the driver fled the scene but has since turned herself into police custody where she is being held on the charges of:
- 192(C)(1) PC- Vehicular Manslaughter w/Gross Negligence a Felony
- 20001(B)(2) VC- Hit and Run: Death/Injury a Felony
At this time the Paloma Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.
Gilberto Cazares Payan was named a wrongful death victim in the Pomona car crash, after being struck by the vehicle while picking up dinner for his family. Twelve others were also injured with three currently in critical condition at nearby hospitals.
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