Anaheim Man Struck by Tow Truck as he was Changing Tire on Freeway
ANAHEIM, California (July 9, 2017) — Eduardo Gutierrez,55, of Anaheim was struck and killed Saturday afternoon by a passing tow truck as he attempted to change a tire on his disabled vehicle, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner.
The fatal crash took place about 2:30 p.m. yesterday in the westbound lanes of the Interstate 10 Freeway and the northbound lanes of the Interstate 210 Freeway, the report said.
The Orange County man’s vehicle came to a stop in the area between the two freeways. He got out of the vehicle and was changing the tire when the tow truck struck him. Paramedics responded and rushed the injured man to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he died at 3:07 p.m.
The California Highway Patrol is heading up an investigation into the crash to determine liability.
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