Southern California motorists are no strangers to dangerous road conditions. We have some of the highest concentrations of traffic in the U.S. and with more drivers on the road, the chance of getting into an accident naturally increases. Even when drivers follow all of the rules of the road, accidents can happen anyway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in its most recent report, nearly 4,000 people lost their lives on California’s roadways in 2017.
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According to a story appearing on the Patch.com website, a multi-car crash on an off-ramp of the 605 Freeway in Irwindale Tuesday, February 12th during rush hour left one man dead at the scene.
The Coroner’s Office recently issued a statement as to the identity of the victim. Rogelio Gallegos, 43 was pronounced dead at the scene of the multi-car, chain reaction crash. Authorities have not stated Gallegos’ hometown.
So far no further information has been released by the California Highway Patrol as to the total number of vehicles involved in the crash at the Los Angeles Street exit on Tuesday.
The crash is still currently under investigation.