One dead in I-10 wreck

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Article Date: 10/14/2009 | Resource: MLG

One dead in I-10 wreck

One person was killed and another injured after a crash this morning on Interstate 10 in Ontario that may have been weather related.

At 4:38 a.m., a four-door Kia crashed into a guardrail along eastbound I-10 near Vineyard Avenue in Ontario, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Jaci Parent.

The driver survived, but the passenger had to be cut from the wreckage and died en route to the hospital, Parent said.

The weather has made for slick roads, though most crashes have been fender-benders and minor injury accidents.

“Every camera I can see shows light rain,” Parent said at 6:10 a.m., scanning closed-circuit traffic cameras at the Traffic Management Center in San Bernardino. “We’ve had a lot of vehicles off the road and solo-vehicle spinouts. But surprisingly, it has quieted down.”

But the rain is still falling. And a flash-flood watch remains in effect until 2 p.m. for the 7,100-acre area blackened by this months Sheep Fire in the Lytle Creek-Lone Pine Canyon area below Wrightwood.

“Rainfall of one to two-tenths of an inch per hour is expected,” the National Weather Service says in its short-range forecast. “There will also be areas of dense fog … with visibilities of less than on-quarter mile at times.”

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Jeffrey Marquart