Investigators identified a 35-year-old pregnant woman killed in last Saturday’s four-car crash on the southbound 71 Freeway in Chino Hills as Jacqueline Dominguez of Ontario.
Ms. Dominguez and her unborn fetus were taken to Pomona Valley Medical Center after the 9:56 a.m. crash between Pine Avenue and Butterfield Ranch Road. She and the fetus died a short time later, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jesus Garcia.
He said a BMW 740 driven by Upendra Mehta of Chino Hills did not stop for slowing traffic ahead of him and struck Ms. Dominguez’s Hyandai Elantra, which had stopped behind a three-axle tractor trailer and a Dodge Dakota.
“Ms. Dominguez’s car was pushed forward into the rear of the Dodge, which rear-ended the tractor trailer,” Officer Garcia said. “The BMW spun in a counter-clockwise direction and again struck the Hyandai.”
The tractor-trailer’s driver, Juan Gonzalez of Coarsegold, California, and the Dodge driver, Ivan Merida of Panorama City, along with Mr. Mehta were treated by Chino Valley Fire District paramedics at the scene. It is unclear if any of the drivers were hospitalized.
Southbound traffic was closed for some time. All lanes reopened at 1:53 p.m., Officer Garcia said.
A Go Fund Me page -- https://www.gofundme.com/we-will-miss-you-jackey -- has been set up for in memory of Ms. Dominguez for funeral expenses.
Witnesses to the crash can call the California Highway Patrol’s Rancho Cucamonga office at 980-3994.