Bell Gardens Man Killed 710 Crash

By City News Service

A man was struck and killed by a pickup truck as he stood outside his stopped vehicle on the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway in Lynwood, and authorities arrested the pickup truck’s driver.

Amador Espinoza-Medina, 57, of Bell Gardens was killed June 6 at 3:30 a.m. at Imperial Highway, the California Highway Patrol reported.

According to the preliminary investigation, two patrolling CHP officers were told by a passing motorist that a black Ford Explorer was blocking the number 2 lane of the freeway, and they notified their dispatch office and went to investigate, the CHP reported.

“A short time thereafter, the unit arrived on scene to find that the stranded vehicle had been struck by another vehicle, (a) black Chevy Silverado, and (officers) found a body lying in a supine position on the roadway, blocking the number 2 lane,” the CHP said in a statement.

“Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the driver of the Ford Explorer exited his vehicle at some point and stood in the number 2 lane waving his arms and a ball cap in an apparent effort to draw the approaching motorist’s attention,” the CHP statement said.

The driver of the Silverado, a 38-year-old Los Angeles man, was arrested, the CHP reported.

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