Victim Identified in Deadly Crash at Pomona Taco Stand That Injured 12

Deadly Crash At Pomona Taco Stand Leaves One Dead, 12 Injured

A 52-year-old man was found dead when a vehicle struck a taco stand in Pomona on Friday night. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reported on Saturday that Gilberto Cazares Payan was killed in the collision, which also injured 12 other persons. It was not immediately clear what city the person lived in.

Cazares had four children and was married. He was a diligent worker and a wonderful father, according to his wife. The wife of Cazares commented, “Terrific parent, he was a good dad to his kids.” The youngest child is quite connected to him, and he is now orphaned.


Three patients were admitted to the hospital in serious condition. There are two youngsters among the injured, but there were no immediate updates on their health. According to the Pomona Police Department, the collision was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m. along West Holt Avenue and Dudley Street, close to Kiwanis Park.

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The driver, who has only been described as a 26-year-old Pomona woman, initially ran away but subsequently returned and gave herself up. Vendors at taco stands had barely completed preparing for the Friday night crowd when the accident occurred. Typically, the taco stand is open from Thursday through the weekend.


Get the most recent information on crime, entertainment, weather, local schools, COVID, cost of living, and other topics in Los Angeles. Your go-to place for the latest LA news is right here. Tania Zamora, a neighbour, remarked, “We would constantly be here on the weekends.” “They are very kind and respectful. Hearing what happened to them is awful. Sending prayers to their family.”

Where the taco stand often is, Pomona florist Candy Garcia left a flower arrangement. She claimed that she frequents the taco vendor once a week. “I’m so sorry for the family. I feel awful for everyone. I just want to wish them the best “said Garcia. It took some time before information regarding what caused the crash became accessible.

According to preliminary evidence, the motorist was heading east on Holt Avenue when she drove into the westbound lanes, hitting into a taco shop and leaving one person dead and twelve others injured, according to authorities. According to a police statement, the woman was detained on suspicion of felony hit and run and vehicular manslaughter with gross carelessness.

The taco stand owners, who are taking the night off, were interviewed by NBC4. They agreed to open on Sunday and Monday, and they intend to give Cazares’ family all the money they make.