Baldwin Park man dies in solo-car crash near West Covina

WEST COVINA — A 25-year-old Baldwin Park man died early Saturday in a solo-car crash in an unincorporated county area just outside of West Covina, authorities said.
Andrew Joey Villagran died shortly after the 2 a.m. crash on San Bernardino Road, just east of Orange Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Jimmy Frausto said in a written statement.
Villagran was driving a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle west on San Bernardino Road when, “For unknown reasons, Mr. Villagran allowed the Volkswagen to to veer in a southwesterly direction,” Frausto said.
The car crossed both lanes of opposing traffic before crashing into a wooden utility pole, the officer said.
Paramedics took Villagran to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center where he died from his injuries a short time later, officials said.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Baldwin Park office of the CHP at 626-338-1164.

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