RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - A wrong-way driver slammed head-on into another car on the 210 Freeway here early July 19, killing himself and two of four family members of the Shah family, riding in the other vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said. Two other members of a family suffered major injuries,
The Shah family was returning from a family reunion when they became involved in the violent collision, which took place in the carpool lane of the eastbound 210. The cars collided head-on. While the front seat passengers passed out at the impact, firefighters had to cut open both of the wrecked cars to gain access to the victims. Falguni Shah and Veena Shah were pronounced dead at the scene. The wrong way driver identified as Mack A. Jaramillo, 28, of La Habra. Investigators were looking into the possibility he was under the influence of alcohol, the CHP said. CHP Capt. Joe Flores told the Associated Press that “(Jaramillo) was travelling westbound in the eastbound High Occupancy Vehicle lane of the 210 Freeway, at a high rate of speed, as determined by witness’ statement.” All eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway were shut down at the crash scene as officials investigated the scene.