LOS ANGELES – Authorities Thursday identified the second of two men who were killed when a car crashed into the rear of a big rig on the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Verdugo Hills.
The crash was reported about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday near La Tuna Canyon Road, where officers found the car trapped under the big rig, said California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball. The men died at the scene.
On Wednesday, the coroner’s office identified one of the fatally injured men as Miguel Martinez, 57, of Covina. On Thursday, the coroner’s office identified the other man as Jason Curnel, 56. His city of residence was not known.
Video from the scene showed crews pulling the crumpled vehicle from beneath the truck, which wound up on the right shoulder of the freeway. The men were found amid the wreckage under the truck.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.