El Monte man dies in freeway crash in East Los Angeles

EAST LOS ANGELES — An 26-year-old El Monte man died early Sunday in a solo-car crash on a a freeway transition road in East Los Angeles, authorities said.
Francisco Garcia-Mendoza died at the scene of the crash, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Investigator Kelsie Weber said.
The crash occurred about 3:05 a.m. on the connector road linking the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway to the eastbound Pomona (60) Freeway, officials said. The driver was at the wheel of a 1994 Acura, according to California Highway Patrol officials.
“For unknown reasons, (the driver) veered to the left causing (the Acura) to collide with the raised concrete curb,” CHP officials said in a written statement.
The car left the roadway and overturned as it fell down an embankment, ultimately tumbling across all eastbound lanes of the 60 Freeway and coming to rest within the center divider, officials said.
Though he was wearing a seat belt, the driver was thrown from his the car and landed in traffic lanes of the eastbound 60 Freeway, the CHP statement said.
The cause of the crash was under investigation by the CHP’s East Los Angeles office.

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