Rollover Crash In SGV Possibly Linked To Shooting That Same Night
A man was killed in a rollover crash in the San Gabriel Valley, and investigators are looking into whether or not it is related to a shooting that same night.
Authorities received calls of an overturned car on the eastbound 60 freeway onramp at Rosemead Boulevard in South El Monte, just before 10 p.m. Friday night. When sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene, they found a 20-year man dead at the scene and two guns in the car. Around the same time, they were notified that deputies from the Pico Rivera station were also looking into the case of a gunshot victim in the hospital. According to ABC 7, Sheriff's Department homicide detectives are looking into a connection between the two cases.
According to City News Service, the car may have been hit by gunfire near Rosemead Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard, in Pico Rivera. In a press release, the sheriff's department says "the occupants in the vehicle may have been involved in some type of altercation with the gunshot victim from the hospital," but have no further details on the status of the investigation.
According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the driver lost control of the car and hit a curb, causing it to roll over. The driver fled the scene, but it is unclear whether another passenger was still in the car or fled with the driver when deputies arrived to the scene of the crash.
Authorities kept the onramp closed through Saturday morning, where the car remains overturned.