A tow truck failing to stop in time led to a tragic multi-vehicle collision in Baldwin Park Sunday, May 10, involving 20 people and leaving a 13-year-old dead.
The tow truck driver, Angel Jesus Aragon, was headed eastbound on the 10 Freeway, west of Francisquito Avenue at approximately 1:45 p.m., when he failed to stop in time for upcoming traffic. Aragon, 32, crashed into a white Toyota Corolla with one person inside.
In attempting to avoid the collision, Aragon also hit the back of a gray 2018 Nissan Murano, which was occupied by five people. The Nissan collided into the center divider wall, and a Dodge Ram crashed into the right side of the Nissan, CHP said.
A 13-year-old sitting in the right side of the backseat of the Nissan tragically died in the tow truck accident.
The Toyota Corolla was then pushed into the back of a blue Kia Nero, which in turn, hit the back of white Honda Odyssey that then collided into a blue Honda CRV. The CRV then hit a silver Toyota Corolla, which collided into the back of the flatbed tow truck.
A white Lexus was unable to stop in time and hit the front of the Nissan Murano.
Involved parties were taken to USC Medical Center with minor to major injuries.
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