53-Year-Old Man Dies After Car Crashes into Traffic Light Pole on Chino Hills Parkway; Driver Thomas Contreras and Rear Passenger Injured Man, 53,
53-Year-Old Man Dies After Car Crashes into Traffic Light Pole on Chino Hills Parkway; Driver Thomas Contreras and Rear Passenger Injured
Chino, California (January 7, 2017) – One person was killed and two others were injured after a car they were traveling in struck a traffic light pole in Chino early Saturday.
According to a police report, the accident took place at about 2:00 a.m. Jan 7 on Chino Hills Parkway.
The authorities said that 63-year-old Thomas Contreras was driving his 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe heading west on Chino Hills Parkway when for unknown reasons, the SUV went across the double yellow lines and struck a red light pole.
A 53-year-old man who was a front passenger in the SUV was killed in the crash.
Contreras and a back seat passenger were also injured in the crash and were transported to a hospital.
The decedent’s identity was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin.
The incident remains under investigation.