In Los Angeles, California, a driver was killed in an auto accident after being ejected from his car. California Highway Patrol officer Chad Guin said that the accident occurred on Northbound Interstate 5 near the downtown area of Los Angeles early in the morning. The victim, Richard Pananian, was from Burbank, California. The deceased was reported to have been driving a Ford Fiesta at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic, and utilizing the shoulder to pass other vehicles.
Another driver in a Ford F-150 stated Pananian veered left from the shoulder and slammed into his truck’s rear. Pananian’s vehicle then flipped several times. The driver of the Ford Fiesta was ejected from his car some 20 feet into the air before he landed on a highway exit sign. It has been suggested that Pananian may not have been wearing his seatbelt.
Lanes reopened at around 11am after the investigation had been concluded. The Los Angeles Fire Department used ladders to remove Pananian from the ledge of the highway sign.
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