California Highway Patrol Officers responded to a fatal accident that took place just after midnight Sunday morning. The crash occurred on the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 just west of Mountain View Avenue. According to officials, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero was driving in the fast lane when it suddenly became disabled. A Toyota Camry soon crashed into the back of the disabled vehicle around 12:43 a.m.
The driver of the Camry was identified as 67-year-old Montebello resident Satoru Yamaguchi. Her 72-year-old passenger sustained severe injuries and passed away an hour after the accident occurred.
The 24-year-old driver of the Oldsmobile was identified as Daivon Parris of Moreno Valley. Investigators stated that drugs or alcohol did not play a part in the crash.