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Whittier Man Struck and Killed On the 605 Freeway

A 26-year-old Whittier man who was struck by a vehicle and killed in a carpool lane of the northbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway was identified as Chante Prieto.

The fatal incident at Beverly Boulevard was reported at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball said.

Prieto was pronounced dead at 9:39 p.m., Kimball said.

Sheriff’s deputies saw Prieto run across the freeway and get struck, but they were not in pursuit of him, sheriff’s Sgt. Ernest Bille said.