An investigation is under way this morning into the death of Ruben Haro Jr., a person who was struck by a car while standing in the slow lane of the westbound San Bernardino Freeway in Baldwin Park.
On Monday, July 16, 2012, at approximately 10:58 p.m, Mr. Ruben Haro Jr., for an unknown reason, entered the westbound I-10 freeway, west of Frazier Street, and walked in a southerly direction, onto the #4 lane of traffic, said Kerri Rivas, spokesperson of the California Highway Patrol.
A brown compact vehicle struck Mr. Haro as he entered the #4 lane of the westbound I-10 freeway. The force of the impact launched Mr. Haro into the air.
Another person who was behind the brown compact vehicle struck Mr. Haro as he fell onto the roadway. After the collision, the driver of the second vehicle stopped and immediately called 911 to report the traffic collision.
The driver of the brown compact vehicle fled the scene traveling westbound on the I-10 freeway.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Baldwin Park Area, responded to the scene along with personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Mr. Haro succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The brown compact vehicle and its driver are still outstanding.
A SigAlert was issued Monday night for the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway just west of the Frazier Street off-ramp in Baldwin Park where three lanes were closed.
Any witnesses to this collision are encouraged to contact the CHP Baldwin Park Area office during normal business hours at (626) 338-1164 or after hours through the Los Angeles Communications Center at (323) 982-4900.