56-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Deadly Collision near San Gabriel River

POMONA, CA (March 1, 2022)Miguel Rios-Ledesma was killed in a pedestrian crash on 60 Freeway, early Wednesday Morning.

According to California Highway Patrol, officers responded to the scene around 2:20 a.m. on February 23.

Officers arrived to the westbound lanes of 60 Freeway, just east of the San Gabriel River. There, they found 56-year-old Ledesma of Huntington Park, with fatal injuries.

Based on their investigation, officers believe Ledesma was driving a 2005 Ford Escape and struck the center divider before coming to a rest in the No. 2 lane.

After the impact, Rios-Ledesma got out of his vehicle and stood beside the driver’s door. There, the driver of a 2012 Toyota Highlander struck Ledesma and his vehicle.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medical responders later pronounced the 56-year-old male pedestrian dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the Highlander driver did not sustain injuries and stayed to cooperate with the investigation.

At this time, an active investigation is still underway.


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