A 29-year-old Duarte man was killed in that city on Saturday evening when the car he was driving slammed into an ice cream truck, authorities said.
First responders arrived about 6:12 p.m. at the residential address of 1928 Shamrock Boulevard to find a car pinned beneath the truck, said Imy McBride, a supervising dispatcher with Los Angeles county fire.
One individual had to be extricated from one of the vehicles, McBride said. Paramedics declared one person dead, she said.
The man who died was driving recklessly fast south from Hurstview Avenue when his Honda Civic collided with the 1988 Chevy-model truck, injuring the 61-year-old Montebello man behind the wheel, according to the California Highway Patrol.
He was driving north at 10 miles per hour, said Officer Mike Cazares of the CHP’s Baldwin Park Station.
“Shamrock Avenue is a residential street with an undivided roadway,” he said, adding the weather was clear and sunny at the time.
Both men were determined to have been wearing seatbelts in the department’s preliminary investigation.
The ice cream truck driver was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Shamrock Avenue was closed from Hurstview to Euclid Avenue for about three hours.
Anyone with information about the collision was asked to call Officer Mike Cazares at the CHP at 626-338-1164.