Pedestrian likely texting when struck and killed by big rig
The post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
A Pico Rivera man is believed to have been texting when he was fatally struck by a big rig in Downey, the coroner’s office said Friday.
Daniel Malloy, 34, was walking east across Lakewood Boulevard about 8 p.m. Tuesday when a Freightliner tractor-trailer turning right from Rosecrans Avenue struck him, authorities said.
Los Angeles County paramedics transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The case is still under investigation, according to Downey Police Sgt. Daniel Samano.
“Doing anything distracting when you’re walking in traffic is a not a safe thing to do,” Samano said.
[For the record, 10:07 p.m., Feb. 24: An earlier version of this post said the tractor-trailer was turning right onto Rosecrans Avenue.]
-- Teresa Watanabe