INDUSTRY (CBSLA) — A man struck and killed on the 605 Freeway in Industry was identified Wednesday as a worker for a Caltrans subcontractor who was picking up traffic-control warning signs.
Jessie Romero, 33, was fatally injured at about 4:40 a.m. Tuesday on the southbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway at Peck Road, according to the coroner’s office and Caltrans.READ MORE: Westminster Officer On Paid Leave After Punching Handcuffed Woman
Caltrans says the fatal crash is a reminder that drivers should be slow down or move over when approaching work zones.READ MORE: 'First Step Towards Justice': Biden Set To Fully Recognize Armenian Genocide
“This tragic incident underscores the risks and dangers road workers face every day,” Caltrans Director Laurie Berman said.
It’s not immediately known if the driver of the big rig would be cited or arrested. The investigation into the crash is continuing.MORE NEWS: Beloved University Of Kentucky Basketball Player, Terrence Clarke, Killed In Northridge Car Crash
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