BALDWIN PARK (CNS) - A suspected drunken driver from Arcadia killed a roadworker on a closed section of the 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park, the l reported.
The Caltrans subcontractor, 21-year-old Connor Penhall of Corona, was operating a concrete saw on the westbound side of the freeway at Francisquito Avenue when he was killed around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, the CHP reported.
Penhall, who is the son of racer-turned-actor Bruce Penhall, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tatsuhiko Sakamoto, 37, of Arcadia, was booked for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony DUI and driving without a license, said CHP Officer Kerri Rivas. Sakamoto did not have a California driver's license, Rivas said. He had a Hawaii driver's license with a Honolulu address, Zorrilla said.
The westbound freeway was closed for scheduled construction work about 11 p.m. Wednesday, the CHP reported. Sakamoto drove his Toyota Rav4 into a coned-off area, Zorrilla said.
"Everything was closed off with signs and cones, and he still came through that,'' Zorrilla said.
Officers administered a Breathalyzer test and arrested Sakamoto, Zorrilla said.
The westbound lanes were closed while an investigation was conducted, and all lanes were reopened about 6:20 a.m., the CHP reported.