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Commerce Man Struck On 5-Freeway

A man fatally struck by a vehicle while walking along the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Commerce was identified Wednesday as a 27-year-old local man.

Branden Michael Caballero of Commerce was fatally struck about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday near the East Slauson Avenue exit, according to the California Highway Patrol and a coroner’s spokesman.

Los Angeles County paramedics declared Caballero dead at the scene. A CHP officer said she did not know why Caballero was walking along the freeway.