Man killed in crash

first_imgPhoto Gallery: Freeway crash leaves one dead WHITTIER – A 41-year-old Whittier man was killed Friday when he lost control of his car and it hit a parked truck on the right shoulder of the northbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. A SigAlert was issued and two lanes of the freeway were shut down for about four hours, which clogged the afternoon commute. “Traffic is backed up all the way to the 91 Freeway,” CHP Officer Vince Ramirez said. The crash happened at 11:50 a.m. on the northbound 605, just north of Beverly Boulevard. CHP Sgt. Brian Lee said preliminary investigation indicated the man was driving at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner. Lee said the sedan was seen weaving in and out of traffic. It went to the right shoulder, left the freeway, lost control among the plants then came back onto the right shoulder, where it struck a parked stakebed truck with a trailer. The driver’s side of the sedan hit the back end of the truck, Lee said. The sedan’s driver died at the scene. His name wasn’t released because his next of kin had not been notified, said Lt. David Smith of the Coroner’s Office. Lee said the truck driver wasn’t injured. It’s not yet known why the truck, carrying potting boxes, was parked on the right shoulder of the freeway. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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