2 Dead, Woman Critically Injured When Car Careens Off 60 Freeway

BEAUMONT (CBSLA.com) — Two people reportedly were killed and another critically injured when the car they were in careened off the 60 Freeway in Beaumont and slammed into a tree.

The accident occurred around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday near the West Knolls Avenue exit, and the 10 Freeway junction, according to California Highway Patrol.

The vehicle drove off the freeway, over a dirt embankment and into a tree.

Two passengers, a man and a woman in their 20s or 30s, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The 34-year-old woman driving was able to call her family, gurgling into her phone, to tell them about the accident. They reported the incident to CHP.
The driver was transported to a Beaumont hospital in critical condition. She is a resident of Cathedral City.

Witnesses told investigators the crash may have been triggered by another vehicle that may have cut off the victim’s car.


More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio
Follow Us On Twitter

Listen Live