Officials identify Arroyo Grande man killed in Pasadena freeway crash

PASADENA — Coroner’s officials Saturday released the name of a man who died in one of two fatal crashes that occurred early Thursday morning on the rain-slickened 210 Freeway.
Gerald Hall, 58, of Arroyo Grande was driving a big rig that struck a concrete pillar just after midnight Thursday on the eastbound 210 Freeway connector road to the continued eastbound 210 Freeway, near the 134 interchange in Pasadena, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Lt. Larry Dietz said.
The cause of the crash was being investigated by officers fro the Altadena office of the California Highway Patrol.
After the truck left the roadway and struck the pillar, the trailer jack-knifed, CHP officials said. Five other vehicles subsequently struck the disabled big rig, but none of those drivers were seriously injured.
Hall was the second truck driver to die in a crash on the eastbound 210 Freeway during the early-morning hours Thursday.
A man previously identified by coroner’s officials as Oscar Eduardo Avila Reyes, 33, of Moreno Valley died at the scene of a second crash about 2:30 a.m. on the 210 Freeway near Madre Street, according to CHP and coroner’s officials.
He was thrown from his truck after it overturned and struck a concrete center divider, investigators said.
The second crash was also being investigated by the CHP’s Altadena office.

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