Truck breakdown leads to death on 210 Freeway in Glendora
A van veered off the 210 Freeway in Glendora, striking a parked car and fatally injuring a man standing on the shoulder, authorities said.
Kevin Payne, 50, of Los Angeles was killed in the accident, which occurred about 6:50 p.m. Friday on the westbound side of the road near Lonehill Avenue, said Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol.
Payne’s Toyota truck had broken down earlier in the day and he had returned in a Mercedes-Benz to have the vehicle towed. A van driven by Toby K. Okleshen, 36, of Las Vegas drifted off the freeway and struck the Mercedes, which slammed into Payne and propelled him onto the bed of the truck, Jacobs said.
Payne was airlifted to County-USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Okleshen suffered minor injuries. Investigators are still trying to determine why the van veered off the road, Jacobs said.
-- Carla Rivera