Woman Hit & Killed on 10 Freeway 

CHP reported a fatal pedestrian crash in West Covina early Tuesday morning, July 12th.

Rachel Vargas, 40, was walking within the eastbound lanes wearing dark clothing when a vehicle struck her.

The incident took place at 12:41 a.m. on the 10 Freeway near Holt Avenue. 

Unfortunately, Vargas was declared dead at the scene. 

Authorities are actively investigating the accident.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rachel Vargas.  

According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

Tips for pedestrians: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone) 
  • Obey traffic laws & signals
  • Always use crosswalk

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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