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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed on I-10 Freeway in Baldwin Park Named

A person 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

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.

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American Citizen July 17, 2012 at 03:28 PM
The only reason I have seen anyone walking on to the freeway for, especially in that area, is to spray paint graffitti on the walls and signs. The penalty for those that flee a hit and run scene needs to be FAR more severe than it is now. Too many people are running from the accidents, instead of just being honest, and I am sure the driver would not have been put at fault, but now, since they ran, that tells me they are either illegals or they were doing something illegal.
Carlos Aviles (Editor) July 17, 2012 at 04:05 PM
CHP said they still don't know why the pedestrian entered the Freeway and they are still looking for the suspect(s). I think you are right, he/they should have stopped and not have been put at fault.
Aleks Peralta July 26, 2012 at 07:02 PM
The person who die was friend and the only reason he had to walk into the fwy was to take his life away. He was a member od a NA grup in baldwin park.
tera August 16, 2012 at 06:25 PM
You ppl shouldnt talk he was my friend and he was really sweet dont judge him only he knows why he did it
-E.M August 30, 2012 at 05:45 AM
ignorant people i must say. Authorities did not find any elements such as "spray cans." And even if that were the reason he went on the freeway that still does not justify the fact that he lost his life. For unknown reasons as authorities have said, he walked onto the freeway. I do agree with the fact that it must have been someone illegal who was scared to stop. What an idiot though. Forever in our hearts Ruben Haro Jr. <3 Only God and himself know why he did it.
80's Soldier December 21, 2012 at 09:46 AM
I know his Girlfriend who is extremely beautiful, maybe he ended his life because of her. Or maybe he was out to do some tagging. Beautiful women do like the whole bad boy thug act. However, i don't think he was a drug user or a tagger. Steph is a straight A student and a practicing Catholic. She doesn't seem the type to date Taggers or Junkies. However who knows maybe he was all those things. I know Steph, but ever knew Ruben.
80's Soldier December 21, 2012 at 09:47 AM
I know his Girlfriend who is extremely beautiful, maybe he ended his life because of her. Or maybe he was out to do some tagging. Beautiful women do like the whole bad boy thug act. However, i don't think he was a drug user or a tagger. Steph is a straight A student and a practicing Catholic. She doesn't seem the type to date Taggers or Junkies. However who knows maybe he was all those things. I know Steph, but ever knew Ruben.

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