By Anthony Saude
Diamond Bar – It was 3 am on Saturday morning October 28, when two people were killed and another injured in a suspected alcohol related automobile accident on the 57 freeway in Diamond Bar.
The woman who was the passenger in the 2014 Toyota Corolla involved in the accident was identified on Monday morning as Paula Queiroz-Lopes age 24, a resident of the city of Diamond Bar. The driver, Eduardo Goncalves-Lins 28, a resident of Costa Mesa was fatally injured as well and died at a local hospital. It was reported by the Coroners office that Paula died at the scene of the crash that occurred just before 3 am on Saturday morning.
California Highway Patrol reported the pair were driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla, heading south in the number 4 lane of the southbound 57 freeway when the driver, Eduardo, veered off the right side of the road and crashed into a tow truck parked on the right shoulder. The Corolla came to a stop in the number 3 lane just south of Diamond Bar Boulevard and was rammed into by a 2007 Toyota Tacoma about a minute later. The impact caused the pair in the Corolla to be ejected onto the freeway.
The driver, Vicent Delavega 28, of Santa Ana crashed into the Corolla, then bounced off and sent the Tacoma careening into a 1998 Dodge Pickup that had stopped to help with the first crash, the CHP reported. The driver of the pickup was 35 year old William Blackburn of Covina who luckily wasn’t injured.
The Tacoma came to a rest on its left side, Delavega, the driver, suffered fractured ribs and bruises to his chest was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol is also suspected to have played a critical part in the Corolla slamming into the tow truck parked on the shoulder. The CHP is urging any witnesses to the fatal accident to please call CHP office Meddaugh at the Baldwin Park office at 626-338-1164 with any information.