Coroner ID's Norwalk Man Killed in 91 Freeway Crash in Cerritos

The 35-year-old was killed in an early Thursday morning crash on the eastbound Artesia (91) Freeway at Norwalk Boulevard.

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!!!


Cesar Sanchez October 27, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Uncle I miss you very much. Thank you for always being there for me and all our family. Just wanted to thank you and let you know that you made a big impact in my life. You helped me by setting the example for me with your dedication to your kids, wife, and our family. Thank you, Love you, and Miss you. May you rest in peace.
Venus October 27, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Thank you everyone for your kind words and support through this tragedy. He was the best uncle anyone could ever ask for, he showed me how to walk, took me on my first camping/hunting trip, and he always let me know that I could count on hi and that he loved me. So sad that God took him so young. I miss you Tio!
Adriana Martinez October 27, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Angel you will be miss so much. I just saw you two months ago I can't believe you are gone . I my heart goes out to you family if there is anything I could do just let me know. It was an honor knowing you we will meet again in heaven. God bless you Angel.
Jes Me October 28, 2012 at 05:21 AM
God bless his family I know him from one of his jobs and my husband and I were torn. He was so young, so kind, and a beautiful individual. I am at a loss for words over such a horrible tragedy. God heal his family and protect them always. Angel you will be missed.
M. Tudor October 28, 2012 at 09:45 AM
Big A. You will be forever missed and loved but, never forgotten.
Sam L. October 28, 2012 at 11:44 AM
I guarantee one thing for sure, this man had the midas touch as far as friends go. I met Angel seven years ago my first day at work, he was always a class act. Sure he'd joke and play... but would drop everything to help an old lady to her seat or help anyone in need, I learned a lot from him in that respect. I will never forget Angel, heart for days, and never without a smile. love you man!
carlos aguilar angel October 29, 2012 at 04:59 PM
i miss you tio we all do
carmellia October 30, 2012 at 03:10 AM
To my Angel you were and still r a awesome man and that will shoe through your boy's and nephew whom bought so much joy to your life whom you lived for. To ANgels wife I never had a chance to meet you but it is so important that I tell you that Angel told me how good life was and how happy he was He said life is good my wife and kids I can't ask for anything more Know that he loved you. He will always be your shinning angel Heaven the pearly gates I see Angel letting everyone in He is loved beyond words thank you for sharing him with us.
carmellia October 30, 2012 at 03:14 AM
I love you tears of pain tears of joy I am selfish I miss you bu God needed you more
Jerry Angel October 30, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Dad I love you and i will always miss you, you thought me everything I know and I will take good care of mom and my brother i love you.
Jessica Angel October 30, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Reject Jessica Angel 10:21 am on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 We love you more than we did yesterday and less than we will tomorrow <3 we love you so much Tio and you'll be missed ... R.I.P Gerardo Angel .
jesse morales October 30, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I didn't get to know you all that much , but the time that I did get to meet you you were an awesome guy , thank you for all the great memories you have left my girl and your entire family. We all wish you wouldn't have left so young.
lydia m llamas October 31, 2012 at 05:52 AM
This man we will strongly miss at the racetrack.. he lived for his wife his kids his entire family it hurts to lose such a positive man who worked so hard to give his family everything and anything they needed people like this are hard to find and will never be forgotten... My prayers and condolenses to his family may u rest in peace angel... From your tack shop friend moe


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