Update 11:46 a.m. The coroner has identified the woman who died in a crash Friday morning on the 210 Freeway as Vanessa Ventresca, 32, of San Bernardino.
About 2:14 a.m. Jan. 18, Ventresca was driving a Chevrolet pickup on the 210 when "she sideswiped another vehicle causing her pick-up to deflect off the center median, leave the roadway and collide into a tree," coroner's personnel said in a statement.
Ventresca was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner and Redlands fire officials.
The California Highway Patrol was investigating.
Posted 9:26 a.m. A 32-year-old woman was killed this morning after her pick up truck collided with a Suburban and some trees with such force that she was ejected and her truck began to come apart, Redlands Fire Department officials said.
The crash was reported at 2:17 this morning on the westbound 210 Freeway just south of the Santa Ana Wash.
Fire officials said the victim’s late model Chevrolet pickup struck a Chevrolet Suburban. The truck also struck pepper trees along the freeway’s edge with such force that the bed of the truck came off the frame and landed 20 feet away, fire officials said.
The victim was thrown from the truck and landed on the bed of the truck, officials said. The driver of the Suburban was not injured. California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.