Woman Pronounced Dead after Car Crash on 118 Freeway

MISSION HILLS, CA (April 4, 2022) – Friday, a two-vehicle collision on the 118 Freeway took the life of 20-year-old Janet Corona.

The incident occurred around 7:15 a.m., on the transition road from the westbound Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway to the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway.

Per reports, Corona lost control of her 2003 Toyota while driving westbound on the SR-118 transition to southbound 405. Consequently, the Toyota went across the median and directly into the path of a 2014 Lexus.

Investigators say the Lexus then t-boned the Toyota, causing extreme damage to the driver-side of the Toyota upon impact.

Eventually, Corona was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the Lexus driver, a 23-year-old Huntington Park woman, sustained minor injuries and stayed at the scene.

More information will be posted as it is made available, authorities did state that alcohol or drugs did not play a role in the crash.

Additionally, both directions of the roadway were temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties. At this time, an active investigation is currently ongoing.


The team at Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Janet Corona during this difficult time.


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