Carlos Dubon, Tow Truck Driver Killed on 91 Freeway in Compton
COMPTON, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2018) – Carlos Dubon Ventura, 33, was identified as the tow truck driver was killed late Tuesday night in a hit-and-run accident on the eastbound Gardena (91) Freeway, authorities said today.
A driver struck and killed the San Fernando man about 11:55 p.m. last night, just west of Central Avenue.
Police stated that the tow truck driver was attending to a Mercedes-Benz sedan that was stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway with a flat tire
A silver Honda Pilot reportedly drifted onto the shoulder and struck the
man. His body was found in the No. 4 lane of the freeway.
A one-year-old child was also injured in the collision. The baby had been riding in the Mercedes, but was placed in the tow truck and during the collision and was showered by shattered glass.
Paramedics took the baby girl to a hospital for treatment of possible eye injuries.
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact the South L.A. CHP Area office at (310) 516-3355.
Mr. Dubon leaves behind his wife Cecilia Esparza and their two young children, his daughter Paola, and his son Chris. A Go Fund Me page has been established to help his family.
Compton Accident Investigation
A full investigation into what caused this collision is underway.
We extend our sincere condolences to the family Carlos Dubon as they cope with this tragedy.
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