SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A 57-year-old Pasadena man was struck and killed while walking on the 210 freeway median on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
At around 11:26 a.m. the pedestrian, who authorities have not yet identified, was walking eastbound in the median, toward Highland Avenue. A 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer, driven by Juan Carlos Ortiz, 47, of Chino, was driving eastbound, also toward Highland Avenue. The tractor trailer slowly exited in the #1 lane, and the pedestrian lost balance. He fell backwards into the #1 lane between the left rear trailer tires, CHP officials said. The pedestrian died instantly at the scene as a result of his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The identity of the deceased man is not being released so that his family can be properly notified.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer K. Roney at
the San Bernardino CHP Office at (909) 383-4247.
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