WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) — It was a deadly Tuesday morning on Southern California’s freeways and roads.
Three people were killed in unrelated crashes throughout Southern California.
In Granada Hills, a 53-year-old Lancaster man was killed when his 2017 Harley-Davidson slammed into a truck in the carpool lane on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway near Balboa Boulevard at about 4:29 a.m.
Three southbound lanes were closed for the investigation, and traffic was backed up on the eastbound 210 Freeway – which feeds into the 5 Freeway — all the way to Via Princessa. The roadway was closed for several hours, but was reopened just after 8 a.m.
About an hour earlier, a crash at about 3:27 a.m. involved a sedan and a Caltrans truck on the eastbound Riverside (91) Freeway in Anaheim. An Inland Empire man was declared dead at the scene, while the driver of the Caltrans truck was out of the vehicle and not injured.
The eastbound 91 Freeway was taken down to one lane but lanes were reopened before 6 a.m.
In Whittier, 22-year-old Manuel Vazquez of El Monte was killed after a vehicle slammed into a cement pillar outside Rose Hills Memorial Park at about 2:13 a.m. The impact of the crash made the pillar topple over, crushing him.