One Arrested, Two Killed in Fiery Crash in Pomona

One of the cars split in two in the crash on Holt Avenue

Speed was a factor in a crash Monday that killed two people in Pomona, according to investigators.

The deceased victims' 1995 Nissan Maxima collided with a 2008 Infiniti G37s at about 2 a.m. on Holt Avenue. The Nissan then crashed into a pole, split in two and burst into flames.

The Infiniti had been reported stolen, according to police. The 26-year-old female driver was arrested and booked for investigation of auto theft.

She was at Pomona City Jail early Monday.

The crash occurred on Holt Avenue, just east of Garey Avenue at 1:42  a.m., said Pomona police Lt. Mike Olivieri. The driver of the Maxima was entering the driveway a fast-food restaurant when it was struck by the driver of the Infiniti, investigators said.

"It looks like speed was a factor,'' said Olivieri. "We have a person from the other car that we're talking to."

A preliminary investigation indicated the Infiniti was eastbound on Holt Avenue at a high rate of speed. The Nissan was making a left turn into the restaurant when it was struck, police said.

No one else was hurt. Holt Avenue was closed for more than seven hours during the investigation.

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