LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 33-year-old woman allegedly fatally struck a tow truck driver tending to a disabled vehicle on the Golden State (5) Freeway near Griffith Park, authorities said today.
Paramedics sent to the southbound 5 Freeway near Zoo Drive about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. His identification is being withheld pending notification of relatives.
Altadena officers responded to the scene shortly after 11:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Detectives conducted an investigation and discovered that the 41-year-old man from Sun Valley was fatally struck by a 2012 Nissan Versa while performing his duties as a tow truck driver, according to the CHP. The driver of the Nissan, Rachel Fewings, and the motorist of the disabled vehicle remained at the scene.
Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be determining factors in the crash and there was no indication that Fewings was taken into custody.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact CHP Officer R. Mayer at 626-296-8100.
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