3 dead, 3 hospitalized in wrong-way freeway crash in Fontana, California

Three people were killed and three others were hospitalized after a contraflow accident in Fontana on Saturday morning.

The crash happened on the 210 freeway just east of Citrus Avenue around 6:34 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Two vehicles were involved: a Ford sedan and a Lexus SUV. The sedan was traveling the wrong way, traveling eastbound on westbound lanes, CHP said.

As the sedan passed the Citrus Avenue exit, it slammed into the SUV, which was carrying five passengers inside, authorities said.

Photos from the scene show the two vehicles completely crushed, with auto parts and debris strewn across the highway.

Both drivers of the sedan and SUV were pronounced dead at the scene. The five passengers in the SUV have been identified as a 43-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, a 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy, all from Highland. .

The 16-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital where she later died, the CHP said.

The other three passengers were seriously injured and were all taken to hospital for treatment.

The driver of the sedan has not been identified at this time.

The cause of the fatal accident remains under investigation.

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