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Covina woman killed, child injured when truck veers into them after collision

May 6, 2012 | 10:30 am

A Covina woman in her 20s was killed and her young child was injured Saturday when a pickup truck veered out of control after a collision and struck a family of five, police said.

The accident occurred at about 5:20 p.m. when the pickup collided with a car on San Bernardino Road as one of the vehicles attempted to make a left turn onto Vincent Avenue, Covina police said. The pickup slid toward the northwest corner of the intersection, where the family was waiting to cross the street.

The truck hit the woman and her child, who was in a stroller, as well as the woman’s mother. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, and her mother and child were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Other family members were not hurt. None of their names had been released Sunday morning.

Police were investigating the accident but said there were no signs that alcohol was involved.

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