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Fatal car accident at Monte Vista and Base Line

by Steven Felschundneff | steven@claremont-courier.com

At 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Claremont police responded to a fatal traffic collision near the intersection of Padua/Monte Vista avenues and Base Line Road.

Sgt. Robert Ewing of the Claremont Police Department said a driver heading north on Monte Vista ran a red light, striking another vehicle traveling east on Base Line. The second vehicle then spun into a third car.

After causing the wreck, the first vehicle continued north, crashing through a fence on the northeast corner of the intersection and coming to rest on an embankment.

The driver, who was trapped in the vehicle and had to be rescued by Los Angeles County Fire, was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center with life threatening injuries and died at 3:04 a.m. Thursday.

Police said the driver was a 20-year-old male from the city of Montclair.

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