CHINO HILLS – A Lake Elsinore man died early Saturday morning on the 71 Freeway shoulder after he waited for a tow company inside his disabled Toyota Yaris and another vehicle rear-ended the car.
Dallas Dunn, age 57, was pronounced dead from his injuries at 1:09 a.m. Saturday after being transported to Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, according to a written statement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.
Dunn drove his car to the right shoulder of the 71 Freeway north of Butterfield Rancho Road after it sustained vehicle trouble Friday night, according the statement.
The 57-year-old waited inside of his 2009 Toyota after calling a tow company for help, officials said.
While the Lake Elsinore man waited, another vehicle that was driving on the southbound freeway drifted on the right shoulder and hit the back of the Toyota.
The collision caused the parked vehicle to overturn.
California Highway Patrol officials, who are investigating the crash, responded to the two-vehicle incident about 11:10 p.m. Friday.
- Wes Woods II