Deadly crash in deadly direction: 3 killed, 3 others injured when car driving on wrong side of 210 Freeway crashes into vehicle in Fontana

FONTANA, California. (KABC) — Three people were killed when a car traveling at high speed in the wrong direction on the 210 Freeway collided with another vehicle in the Fontana area early Saturday, officials say.

The car, a 2012 Ford, was traveling east on the west side of the 210 through Fontana when it crashed into a 2001 Lexus with two adults and three children inside at about 6:30 a.m., according to the CHP.

The driver of the Ford ghost car, a 23-year-old man from Fontana, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Lexus, a 43-year-old man from Highland, and a 16-year-old female passenger in the Lexus were also killed.

There were three other passengers in the Lexus who were also seriously injured in the crash, a 5-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and a 42-year-old woman. All occupants of the Lexus were Highland residents, though it was not immediately known if they were relatives. They were transported to local hospitals.

According to CHP dispatcher records, witnesses reported the Ford driver weaving in and out of lanes and traveling at high speeds of up to 100 mph before crashing at the Citrus Avenue exit ramp.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the CHP at (909) 980-3994.

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