A man from Long Beach who was involved in an incident in Pomona that included two automobiles and left another person in critical condition has been confirmed by the authorities as having passed away as a result of those injuries. Angel Cortes was 26 years old when he passed away, as stated by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s report on the circumstances surrounding his death.
Officers of the California Highway Patrol arrived at the Garey Avenue off ramp of the westbound 60 Freeway at 1:51 in the morning. They found the drivers of both cars trapped inside their vehicles when they arrived at that location. The firefighters of the Los Angeles County Fire Department were able to free both victims from the wreckage they were trapped in.
According to Officer Patrick Kimball of the California Highway Patrol, who spoke with the City News Service, the victim, who has subsequently been identified as Cortes, was discovered to be lifeless at the scene of the accident. After being transferred there, the second driver was rushed to the hospital in critical condition where they treated him.
During the time that the California Highway Patrol spent investigating the collision, the freeway in the westbound direction was closed in its entirety, and a SigAlert was sent out to inform motorists of the closure.