KTLA Channel 5 News reported recently that a multi-vehicle car accident on the 210 Freeway in Glendora left two dead and closed the highway for several hours in the very early morning hours of Thursday morning.
The incident was initially reported as a single-vehicle incident around 12:13 a.m. Pacific Standard Time in the eastbound lanes of the 210, just west of the 57 Freeway, according to officials from the California Highway Patrol. However, the collision apparently turned into a chain reaction that eventually ensnared six vehicles in the eastbound lanes and a seventh in the westbound lane.
As a result of the additional series of collisions, two drivers were killed in the incident. One of those was either ejected from their vehicle or struck after exiting their vehicle after a collision sent their vehicle into the westbound lanes, where it was struck by the one westbound vehicle pulled into the accident.
The second person killed in the motor vehicle accident was in a separate vehicle that had been eastbound and crashed in the eastbound lanes. No further details were available.
Emergency responders were forced to close all but one lane of the highway for cleanup and investigation at 12:30 a.m. All lanes were restored to normal traffic by approximately 7:00 a.m. No cause has been postulated for the initial crash, but it has been speculated that DUI is a potential cause.