LOS ANGELES – The identity of the pedestrian killed by an allegedly stolen Amazon truck that injured two others in a South Los Angeles crash was released Saturday.
Jose Rangel, 67, was walking on a sidewalk when he was struck and killed by the truck.
Rangel died of blunt force injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
The truck was reported stolen at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday in the area of Woodlawn Avenue and 41st Place, near the Gilbert Lindsay Recreation Center, according to preliminary reports from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The suspect drove the truck to the area of East 48th Street and South Main Street, where it crashed and allegedly killed Rangel and injured two other pedestrians, authorities said.
The suspect attempted to flee the area on foot, but was taken into custody shortly afterward, according to police.
Rangel died at the scene.
The other two pedestrians suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.