Jeremy Olivas ID’d as Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on 60 Freeway in Industry
Industry, California (January 22, 2020) – The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who was killed Thursday night in an alleged DUI crash in Industry as Jeremy Richard Olivas, 27, of Whittier.
The deadly accident happened at about 10:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9 on 60 Freeway.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, Olivas was driving a 2004 Ford Mustang on 60 Freeway when his Mustang was hit from behind by a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Promaster van whose driver failed to slow down for stopped traffic. The force of the impact pushed the Mustang into a 2006 Honda Odyssey, which then rear-ended a 2010 Toyota Camry.
As a result of the collision, the Mustang burst into flames and trapped Olivas inside the burning car. The Odyssey also caught fire.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and extricated Olivas from the burning vehicle. Authorities said Olivas died from inhalation of products of combustion.
The driver of the Honda, only identified as a 41-year-old Montebello man, sustained severe burns and was taken to a local hospital.
According to the authorities, the occupants of the Toyota, a man and a woman, declined medical treatment.
The driver of the Dodge, identified as Kaj Faaborg, 42, fled the scene on foot but was later arrested. He was booked into custody on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run. His bail was set at $760,000 and was scheduled to appear on February 4 at the Pomona Superior Court.
The accident remains under investigation.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.