Driver Flees Scene after Fatally Striking Man on 134 Freeway
At 12:24 a.m. on June 15, a 2005 Toyota Solara crashed into the back of a 2001 Honda CRV that had stopped in the middle westbound lane of the 134 Freeway just before Pacific Avenue, according to Los Angeles Times.
California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada stated that the driver of the Solara then left his vehicle and walked toward the center divider wall.
A Lexus IS 250 traveling at high speeds struck the man in the carpool lane after avoiding the disabled vehicles. The impact left the man on the other side of the divider in the eastbound carpool lane. Posada said that the man “was still alive and moving” after being hit. However, the man was struck a second time by an unidentified vehicle. His death was pronounced at 12:42 a.m.
The second driver has not been found.
If you have any information about the incident, call the California Highway Patrol investigators at (626) 296-8100.
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