Editor's Note: A fundraiser to help the family of Gerardo Angel will be held at 11813 Carson St. in Hawaiian Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 27 starting at noon. Food and refreshments will be available for donation.
The coroner's office today identified the driver who was killed when he rear-ended a big rig on the on the Artesia (91) Freeway early Thursday.
Gerardo Angel, 35, of Norwalk died in the accident, which was reported at 1:45 a.m. Oct. 25 on the 91 Freeway at Norwalk Boulevard, according to a coroner's investigator.
A CHP sergeant said that the victim's compact car had slammed into the back end of a big rig that was re-entering traffic after pulling over so the driver could secure the load on his flatbed trailer. CHP immediately issued a SigAlert for the No. 2, 3, and 4 lanes to accomodate the accident investigation.
Angel was pronounced dead at the scene.
Some who knew the victim, expressed their thoughts on Patch about his untimely passing.
- Reader J.Bell commented: I'm so sad I pray for his family during this hard time! I'm lost for words we will miss you so much yogi bear. He was a amazing fun loving family man who loved his family and talked about them all the time, my Heart is broken another angel watching over us!!
- Reader R.M. commented: You will be missed and always be an "Angel" to alot of people, big guy. I miss you already @ the floor today... Condolence to his families/kids. I just wish that this is just all a bad dream. Still dont want to believed that your gone!!!
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