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Five dead in Littlerock crash


On Highway 138

An investigation continued this week into the cause of a two-car crash that killed five people on the Pearblossom (138) Highway in Littlerock.

The crash was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 8:12 p.m. April 28 on the eastbound Pearblossom Highway at 106th Street East. At press time, three of the deceased were identified as Reynaldo Alvarado, 60; Emilio Dermedy, 24, and Pauline Martinez, 20.

People were reported trapped in both cars, described by witnesses as a blue/gray Mitsubishi sedan and a blue Toyota Yaris.

The drivers of both cars were killed and three others were killed in one of the cars, CHP Officer E. Larsen told City News Service. All were pronounced dead at the scene.

Details about what led to the crash were not immediately available at press time.