Authorities have identified a motorist killed last Thursday when his car collided with a big rig in Montebello, on Telegraph Road between Slauson and Gage avenues around 11 p.m. Thursday. The crash led to an hours-long closure of Telegraph Road, according to the Montebello Police Department.
Angel Bonilla, 26, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. His home town was not known.
Witness Milton Martinez told NBC4 he was on the sidewalk when the car drove past him at a high rate of speed. Martinez also said he and his friends couldn’t bring themselves to look at the victim.
“I saw the car coming, I was, like, I hope he brakes, I hope he brakes and he didn’t brake,” Martinez said. “And, unfortunately, it was a tragedy. He just went right under the 18-wheeler. It was a full car, went right under the 18-wheeler, came out a convertible.”
City News Service contributed to this story.