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Coroner ID's Norwalk Man Killed in 91 Freeway Crash in Cerritos

The 35-year-old was killed in an early Thursday morning crash on the eastbound Artesia (91) Freeway at Norwalk Boulevard.

Editor's Note: A fundraiser to help the family of Gerardo Angel will be held at 11813 Carson St. in Hawaiian Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 27 starting at noon. Food and refreshments will be available for donation.

The coroner's office today identified the driver who was killed when he rear-ended a big rig on the on the Artesia (91) Freeway early Thursday.

Gerardo Angel, 35, of Norwalk died in the accident, which was reported at 1:45 a.m. Oct. 25 on the 91 Freeway at Norwalk Boulevard, according to a coroner's investigator.

A CHP sergeant said that the victim's compact car had slammed into the back end of a big rig that was re-entering traffic after pulling over so the driver could secure the load on his flatbed trailer. CHP immediately issued a SigAlert for the No. 2, 3, and 4 lanes to accomodate the accident investigation.  

Angel was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Some who knew the victim, expressed their thoughts on Patch about his untimely passing.

  • Reader J.Bell commented: I'm so sad I pray for his family during this hard time! I'm lost for words we will miss you so much yogi bear. He was a amazing fun loving family man who loved his family and talked about them all the time, my Heart is broken another angel watching over us!!
     
  • Reader R.M. commented: You will be missed and always be an "Angel" to alot of people, big guy. I miss you already @ the floor today... Condolence to his families/kids. I just wish that this is just all a bad dream. Still dont want to believed that your gone!!!

DID YOU KNOW THE GERARDO ANGEL? ARE THERE ANY WORDS/CONDOLENCES YOU'D LIKE TO PASS ON OR SHARE WITH HIS FAMILY? DO YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE OF THE VICTIM? IF SO, FEEL FREE TO UPLOAD THEM AND SHARE THEM ON PATCH.

carmellia October 30, 2012 at 03:14 AM
I love you tears of pain tears of joy I am selfish I miss you bu God needed you more
Jerry Angel October 30, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Dad I love you and i will always miss you, you thought me everything I know and I will take good care of mom and my brother i love you.
Jessica Angel October 30, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Reject Jessica Angel 10:21 am on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 We love you more than we did yesterday and less than we will tomorrow <3 we love you so much Tio and you'll be missed ... R.I.P Gerardo Angel .
jesse morales October 30, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I didn't get to know you all that much , but the time that I did get to meet you you were an awesome guy , thank you for all the great memories you have left my girl and your entire family. We all wish you wouldn't have left so young.
lydia m llamas October 31, 2012 at 05:52 AM
This man we will strongly miss at the racetrack.. he lived for his wife his kids his entire family it hurts to lose such a positive man who worked so hard to give his family everything and anything they needed people like this are hard to find and will never be forgotten... My prayers and condolenses to his family may u rest in peace angel... From your tack shop friend moe

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