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110 revisited

February 2, 2008 |  4:13 pm


Teamsters representative Fred Ferrier was sentenced to three months in jail and a $1,000 fine after a Jan. 29, 1958, accident in which his airborne car jumped the center divider on the Pasadena Freeway and killed the driver of an oncoming car. Ferrier failed an "intoximeter" test, The Times said. The southbound car traveled more than 500 feet after the crash decapitated the driver, Alex Weinberg.

Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times

Here's the overpass today, with an improved center divider. Note that Hermon Avenue was renamed Via Marisol in honor of Councilman Arthur K. Snyder's daughter in 1978.

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