Sun Valley, CA (July 22, 2020) – Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal auto-pedestrian collision as 24-year-old David Gutierrez, of Moorpark. Gutierrez was killed in an accident that took place on Sunday night, July 19th, in Sun Valley.
According to officials, Gutierrez was hit and killed by a truck on the I-5 Freeway at Lankershim Boulevard around 10:40 p.m. Authorities with the California Highway Patrol said that emergency crews arrived at the scene where they pronounced the victim deceased.
The southbound lanes of the interstate were blocked for several hours after the incident. At this time, there are reasons to believe that Gutierrez was the victim of a prior crash before being struck but the incident remains under investigation.
No further details have been reported.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles County
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