California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a four-car chain of accidents on Evan Hewes Highway west of Highway 111 in the El Centro area.
A press release from the CHP stated Norma Bowerman, 61, of Holtville was eastbound on Evan Hewes highway and stopped as she waited for the traffic light at Highway 111 to change.
A 17-year-old male from El Centro also was headed east and failed to see the stopped traffic in front of him. The juvenile's vehicle collided with the back of Bowerman's vehicle.
After Bowerman and the juvenile exited their vehicles, another car driven by Nellie Villaseñor, 79, of Holtville collided with the back of the juvenile's vehicle. Villaseñor was trapped in the drivers seat.