When a vehicle breaks down on the freeway, undoubtedly, it can be both frightening and dangerous. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports for one motorist; however, being stranded proved deadly when he was struck by another driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.
A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol said in a statement that the fatal crash happened at approximately 3:40 a.m. West of Walnut Grove Avenue when a 31-year-old man was standing near his disabled vehicle in the number three lane of the freeway.
A CHP investigation revealed that 31-year-old Moises Riviera Luna was driving a 2016 Ford Mustang when he struck the stranded man and his vehicle. The crash forced the victim into the path of an oncoming 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV.
Emergency responders declared the man dead at the scene of the crash.
Also injured in the crash was a 48-year-old male passenger inside the Tahoe. The man was transported via ambulance to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.
Luna suffered only minor injuries in the crash. He was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The accident is currently under investigation. This is a developing story.