A 13-year-old boy who died in a chain-reaction crash involving ten vehicles on the 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park was identified by authorities Wednesday.
Ryan Milliner was killed in the crash that occurred about 1:40 p.m. Sunday on the eastbound 10 Freeway west of the Francisquito Avenue off-ramp, according to California Highway Patrol Officer S. Salama, who investigated the accident, and the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
The crash started when the driver of a 2008 International DuraStar flatbed tow truck in the No. 5 lane was unable to stop for traffic ahead of him and rear-ended a 2018 Toyota Corolla driven by a 29-year-old La Puente woman who suffered major injuries, Salama said.
The 32-year-old tow truck driver from Pomona also rear-ended a 2018 Nissan Murano with Milliner in the passenger-side rear seat. Milliner was killed and the driver and three other occupants suffered major to moderate injuries. The Murano was in the No. 4 lane and the collision sent it into the center divider wall, Salama said.
A 2004 Dodge Ram truck with two Norwalk residents collided into the right front of the Murano before both vehicles came to a stop.
The 2018 Corolla was pushed into the rear of a 2019 Kia Niro occupied by a 45-year-old Culver City man who was not injured, the officer said. The Kia rear-ended a 2008 Honda Odyssey and a 2006 Honda CRV whose sole occupants were not reported injured.
A 2018 Lexus IS200T with four Covina residents couldn't stop and also struck the Murano, but none of the Lexus occupants were reported injured, Salama said.
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The Honda CRV rear-ended a 2000 Corolla in the number 5 lane, causing it to rear-end the tow truck, the officer said. The three occupants in that Corolla suffered major to minor injuries.