LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A young man was killed Friday when an SUV hit him while he was walking on the Harbor (110) Freeway after his vehicle was involved in an accident and became disabled, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The fatal injury occurred about 1:40 a.m. on the northbound 110 Freeway, the CHP reported. Bernabe Basurto, 19, died at the scene, the coroner’s office said.

According to the preliminary investigation, Basurto’s vehicle had been involved in a crash with another vehicle, and he got out, the CHP reported.

“He was walking in the number 2 lane for unknown reasons,” the CHP reported. “A separate vehicle was traveling in the number 3 lane approaching the prior traffic collision. The driver changed lanes to the number 2 lane to avoid hitting the vehicles stopped in the number three lane, and subsequently struck the pedestrian.”

The 60-year-old man driving the 2008 Mazda Tribute that hit Basurto was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the CHP reported.

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Comments (19)
  1. whatever says:

    wow …aren’t you pathetic

  2. Nalleli says:

    ur such an idiot! how ignorant can u be?!

  3. Maria says:

    you idiot.. like your so important in life

  4. Nameless Person says:

    @c-man – you are a turd. This person died and all you have to say is you wish he was a Hispanic? Karma has a way of finding people like you. You’re gonna eat your words one day.

    Grow up and get a life. Stop blaming other people (race) for your failures.

    1. Nalleli says:

      Nameless Person- AMEN! THANK YOU!

  5. Nalleli says:

    stop saying stupid stuff!!! ur such an idiot..just stop posting stuff on the web if u dont have anything nice to say!

  6. DB says:

    Actually you are wrong c-man.. if you do your research a little more you will see that most crimes are committed by white people.. so stop being so ignorant if you dont know what you are talking about.

  7. otto says:

    just people that dont have a life would say stupid things like those when people are hurting for their loss….thanks to the people who are standing up for him, he was a great person…i can say because i knew him

  8. Good Riddence says:

    Just push report comment
    and offensive text is removed

  9. Haley says:

    R.I.P. Bernanbe, you will be forever missed. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  10. evamn espinoza says:

    Delta Sigma Chi for life u know !!!!! Rest in peace Bernabe u will never cease to be a brother in our lives and the next!it was nice knowing you for the time that i did. Take care FAmily tree

  11. daisy basurto says:

    i love you brother

    1. ...... says:

      I never meet your brother, but I do know that he was very loved not only by your family but by everybody else that knew him. And yes your brother was very very important, his life can’t be replaced with anything. But let that idiot talk Karma does exist…

  12. Monique W, says:

    Bernabe will be sincerely missed 😦

  13. angelita palacios says:

    i new him since pre k, i grew up with him, we went to the same elementary, middle, and high school…the best person i have ever know, taken from the world way to soon, my thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family for i can only imagine how hard this must be for them…ill never forget you bernabe u will always be in my heart.

  14. elizabeth says:

    rip Berna we all would miss u n i know my cousin jelly even more i reAD this but cant believe it :”(

  15. Alejandra says:

    Wow. I went to middle school with Bernabe (LA Academy). I wasn’t very close to him but i remember who he was. He was a nice, smart and fun guy! When i heard about the tragic accident i was shocked. He was so young and had so much ahead of him. May he rest in peace. Bernabe will always be remembered ❤

  16. Angelica Robles says:

    😦 R.I.P Bernabe…u will be missed

  17. Haidi Marcial says:

    Bernabe had an accident 3/18/11 at 1:40am because the car in the front didnt had no emergency lights nor no one was inside the vehicle parked in lane 1 ..Bernabe step out to chek the vehicle after the car crashed, to find out there was no one inside the vehicle..Once Bernabe inspected the car an SUV drove the same directions and change lanes to avoid the accident..till comes out the 60 year old ran Bernabe over and killed him at the scene…

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