On the morning of August 7th, a man in his early twenties was killed while attending to his broken down car. This tragic accident occurred in Santa Ana on the southbound 5 Freeway.
The man was determined to be Juan Cuevas-Camano, a local of Lake Forest, California.
According to California Highway Patrol, Cuevas-Camano had pulled his Honda Accord off the road and stepped out after an accident. Neither his emergency flashers or headlights were on upon the fatal crash that followed.
Cuevas-Camano was hit and killed by a Toyota RAV4 traveling at reasonable speeds while attempting to push his vehicle to a safe location.
The 59-year-old woman driving the RAV4 was diagnosed with no critical injuries. The California Highway Patrol said she was not taken into custody following the accident.
The investigation of the crash called for the closure of the Grand Avenue Highway. The freeway was reopened approximately 3 hours following the collision.
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