Written by AARON CASTREJON
COVINA - A man was killed after his SUV struck a tree planted in a center median.
First responders were sent to East Badillo Street at North Banna Avenue around 7:35 p.m. The driver, the only person in the SUV, was unresponsive. Los Angeles County Firefighters declared the driver dead at the scene, according to Lt. Antonio Zavala of the Covina Police Department.
Covina police traffic investigators are on scene conducting an investigation. Zavala was not yet sure if intoxicated driving played a factor. He didn’t know that Speed likely contributed to the fatal crash.
Witnesses at the scene told officers that the SUV was being driven westbound on Badillo at the time of the crash, Zavala told SGV CityWatch.
Traffic on Badillo Street is blocked between Banna Avenue and Glendora Avenue.