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UPDATED: Man Killed After Slamming Into Big Rig on 91 Freeway in Cerritos

The accident took place early Thursday resulting in a SigAlert of several eastbound lanes, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Editor's Note: The victim has been identified as Gerardo Angel, 35, of Norwalk. Click here for the latest update on this story.

* Updated at 12 p.m. with details of accident.

A man was killed when his car rear-ended a big rig on the Artesia (91) Freeway in early Thursday, prompting the closure of three eastbound lanes.

The collision was reported on the eastbound 91 Freeway at Norwalk Boulevard at 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 25 , according to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball. Initial reports indicated that multiple vehicles were involved, he added.

A CHP sergeant at the scene told a member of the media that the victim's compact car rear-ended a big rig that was re-entering traffic after pulling over so the driver could secure the load on his flatbed trailer.

The victim, described as a 30-something Hispanic man, died at the scene, Kimball said. His identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A SigAlert for the No. 2, 3, and 4 lanes was issued at 2:40 a.m. to accomodate the accident investigation.  

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Venus Aguilar Angel October 27, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Hi Marie Sam, if the organization is called Red Paisano Mexico & Estamos Unions we have already gotten in contact with them and someone will be visiting us tomorrow. They also contacted the coroner's office and they provided their number. The officer came to my uncle's home around 4:00 AM to let my Aunt and cousins (Angel's immediate fam) know of my uncle's passing. If you have any more questions feel free to email me.
ROBERTO October 27, 2012 at 04:01 AM
HERMANO TE EXTRANARE..., TU SIEMPRE TAN FELIZ, CON CHISTES, Y TOMANDO LA VIDA POR EL LADO AMABLE, TU SIEMPRE TAN AUDAZ, Y TRATANDO DE HACER FELIZ A TODA TU FAMILIA Y AMIGOS,ASTA LUEGO, MY BIG-BOY.. ROBERT
Dariel October 27, 2012 at 09:50 AM
You will always live in our memories your a genuine friend and a loving father. Your the biggest guy in all of our hearts and your really going to be missed. We love you dearly and pray the best comes along for your family. Dariel
Tiffany Taylor October 29, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I used to go see him every Friday night at the Garden...he always had a big bear hug for me. we always talked about our families and dogs. i just learned of his passing Friday night and i couldn't stop the tears...I will miss you my Angel...you are in my heart always and my prayers go out to his family. Such a terrible loss for mankind.
lydia m llamas October 31, 2012 at 06:12 AM
I just wanna say we will miss angel so much at the racetrack ....he was one of a kind ... And lived for his family.. many conversations with this man were about his wife or his kids or his dogs ... Everytime were laughing moments ... He always kept me with positives thoughts and if I was on a bad note this man would change it with his jokes.... Angel w e miss you and may u rest in peace from a tackshop friend at the track moe

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