A fatal crash on the tail end of rush hour yesterday morning took the life of a young Pomona man riding in the passenger seat of a Chevrolet Celebrity.
The L.A. County coroner identified the 22-year-old victim as Sky Angelo Ruddock today. The person who was driving the car, a 31-year-old woman also from Pomona, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
According to Ruddock's MySpace, he graduated from Pomona Senior High in 2006. A Twitter user appearing to be his cousin...
... called him "beautiful, wild and brilliant" late last night:
According to City News Service, Ruddock was killed when the sedan he was riding in collided with a Vanhool tour bus at the four-way stoplight at Towne and San Bernardino Avenues.
Police said that the tour bus, which was travelling south on Towne, had no passengers, and that the driver was not injured in the crash. From the looks of this NBC LA aerial photo, the bus broadsided the Chevy (right where Ruddock was sitting) as it passed through the intersection:
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Update: Karese Ruddock, who says she's Sky's sister, asks us to include the following picture of the crash victim: