Juan Rangel ID’d as Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Vehicle on Artesia (91) Freeway near Wilmington Avenue in Compton
Compton, California (January 4, 2020) – Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle on New Year’s Day in Compton as Juan Munoz Rangel, 53, of South Gate.
The deadly pedestrian occurred at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 1 on the Artesia (91) Freeway near Wilmington Avenue.
Witnesses told authorities that Rangel was walking northbound across the westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway when he was hit by a 2006 Honda that was traveling at 60 miles per hour or more.
Rengel was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 5:47 a.m.
Further details about the crash were not immediately disclosed.
An investigation into the crash is underway.