Crash Leaves 1 Dead, Car Pinned Under Ice Cream Truck in Duarte – A 29-year-old Duarte man was killed in that city on Saturday evening when the car he was driving slammed into an ice cream truck, authorities said.
First responders arrived about 6:12 p.m. at the residential address of 1928 Shamrock Boulevard to find a car pinned beneath the truck, said Imy McBride, a supervising dispatcher with Los Angeles county fire.
One individual had to be extricated from one of the vehicles, McBride said. Paramedics declared one person dead, she said.
The man who died later was identified as Miguel Colon Gonzalez of Duarte.
He was driving recklessly fast south from Hurstview Avenue when his Honda Civic collided with the 1988 Chevy-model truck, injuring the 61-year-old Montebello man behind the wheel, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The ice cream truck was traveling north at 10 miles per hour, said Officer Mike Cazares of the CHP’s Baldwin Park Station.
“Shamrock Avenue is a residential street with an undivided roadway,” he said, adding the weather was clear and sunny at the time.
Both men were determined to have been wearing seatbelts in the department’s preliminary investigation.
The ice cream truck driver was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Gonzalez’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.