Baldwin Park, California – The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has disclosed the identity of the 13-year-old boy who was killed in a multi-vehicle collision in Baldwin Park on Sunday evening.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 1:40 p.m. May 10, on 10 Freeway near the Francisquito Avenue off-ramp.
The authorities said a 2008 International DuraStar flatbed tow truck failed to stop for traffic and crashed into a 2018 Toyota Corolla driven by a 29-year-old La Puente woman.
The tow truck also crashed into a 2018 Nissan Murano, pushing it into a center divider wall.
A 2004 Dodge Ram truck occupied by two Norwalk residents and a 2019 Kia Niro occupied by a 45-year-old Culver City man were involved in the accident.
A 2018 Lexus IS200T with four Covina residents couldn’t stop and struck the Murano while a 2000 Corolla in the number 5 lane rear-ended the tow-truck.
13-year-old Ryan Milliner who was in the passenger seat of the Murano was killed in the accident.
The driver of the Murano and three other occupants suffered moderate to serious injuries.
Three occupants in the 2000 Corolla suffered major to minor injuries in the crash.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.