Hacienda Heights man killed on 60 Freeway

A Hacienda Heights man who apparently darted on the 60 Freeway was struck by a big rig and killed early Monday.

Ed Winter, assistant chief of operations and investigations for the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, identified the man as Rick Chungnam Chan.

The fatal crash happened about 4:30 a.m. on the eastbound 60 Freeway, west of Rosemead Boulevard.

California Highway Patrol Officer Doris Peniche said the man was driving a 2000 BMW and stopped on the right shoulder.

“He exited the vehicle. He walked on the right shoulder, in front of the vehicle and waited,” Peniche said.

She said as a 2009 Freightliner approached, the man sprinted in the path of the big rig and was hit. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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