Editor's Note: The victim has been identified as Gerardo Angel, 35, of Norwalk. Click here for the latest update on this story.
* Updated at 12 p.m. with details of accident.
A man was killed when his car rear-ended a big rig on the Artesia (91) Freeway in early Thursday, prompting the closure of three eastbound lanes.
The collision was reported on the eastbound 91 Freeway at Norwalk Boulevard at 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 25 , according to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball. Initial reports indicated that multiple vehicles were involved, he added.
A CHP sergeant at the scene told a member of the media that the victim's compact car rear-ended a big rig that was re-entering traffic after pulling over so the driver could secure the load on his flatbed trailer.
The victim, described as a 30-something Hispanic man, died at the scene, Kimball said. His identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
A SigAlert for the No. 2, 3, and 4 lanes was issued at 2:40 a.m. to accomodate the accident investigation.