Two Covina Residents Dead after Semi-Truck Collision on La Tuna Canyon Road

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 27, 2022) – Wednesday morning, Miguel Martinez and Richard Lopez were killed in a big-rig crash on 210 Freeway.

The incident happened around 12:08 a.m., on the westbound lanes of the highway near La Tuna Canyon Road.

According to reports, a vehicle was traveling westbound and struck a big-rig for reasons unknown. Upon impact, the two occupants became trapped inside the vehicle that was lodged underneath the big-rig.

Eventually, firefighters arrived and managed to extricate the victims. The coroner’s office identified the victims as 57-year-old Martinez, of Covina and 41-year-old Lopez, of Covina.

At this time, Los Angeles Officials continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision. Once available, further details will be provided.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Miguel Martinez and Richard Lopez. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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