RIALTO (CBSLA) — Three people were killed Monday after crashing head-on into a box truck in Rialto.
The crash was reported at about 7:45 a.m. in the area of the 2500 block of South Riverside Avenue. Officers responding to the scene found a 2020 Nissan Altima with a female in the driver’s seat and three passengers.READ MORE: Strike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
The driver and two of her passengers were declared dead at the scene. The third passenger, a 21-year-old Fontana woman whose name was not released, was seriously injured and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to Rialto police.
The driver was identified Tuesday as 26-year-old Guadalupe of Noriega. Her passengers were identified as 20-year-old Salvador Lopez of Fontana and 33-year-old Lashon Gardner of Barstow.READ MORE: Bill Clinton Expected To Be Released From UCI Medical Center Sunday
People in two other vehicles involved in the crash were not injured.
Investigators say evidence on the road and witness statements indicate a Dodge Ram was driving southbound on Riverside Avenue in the left lane, south of the intersection at Santa Ana Avenue when a Nissan Altima speeding behind it abruptly turned and clipped the rear end of the truck. The Altima then veered left, then crossed into northbound Riverside Avenue traffic and crashed head-on into a box truck.MORE NEWS: Three Teenagers Critically Wounded At Halloween House Party In Whittier
Anyone with information about the crash or may have witnessed it can call Rialto police’s traffic bureau at (909) 421-4981.