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Cerritos Man Killed While Changing Tire on I-105

The crash on the westbound side, west of Garfield Avenue, was reported about 4 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

This article was updated at 4 p.m. Jan. 12, 2013 to include details.

A 54-year-old Cerritos man was struck and killed while changing a tire on the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in Paramount Saturday and the driver was at large.

The crash on the wesbound side, west of Garfield Avenue, was reported about 4 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

A SigAlert was issued for a three-hour closure at the 105 interchange with the I-710 in both directions.

CHP officials said the victim was stopped in a merge lane of the westbound freeway at its ramp to the Long Beach (70) Freeway, changing the left rear tire on a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta when the car and he were struck by a 2007 Toyota Tundra.

The victim went airborne and slammed into the asphalt, according to a CHP report.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the CHP, the Tundra driver stopped, got out and ran off.

robert guzman January 13, 2013 at 08:37 AM
I was looking for this article on the internet and finally found it but the year is wrong. Suppose to be 2013. I was on my way to work and was impacted by the traffic. My condolesents to the victim's family.
Robert Diaz January 15, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Really sad :(

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