Man Runs In Front of Truck in Boyle Heights

By EGP Staff

A pedestrian who was reported acting strangely on the shoulder of the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway near Soto Street in Boyle Heights ran out into traffic and was killed Wednesday when he was run over by a big rig, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Firefighters were called to the scene about 3:30 p.m. where the man’s body had to be removed from the truck’s dual wheels, according to Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

He has been identified by the coroner’s office as Derrick Ernest, 18, of Las Vegas.

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July 15, 2011  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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