By Anthony Saude
Eastvale – A 24-year-old man from Eastvale was killed Wednesday afternoon when metal debris was launched in the air by a vehicle and crashed through the windshield of the vehicle the victim was driving on the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway in Duarte.
The man died at the scene about 12:45 p.m. at Buena Vista Street, the California Highway Patrol reported. His name is being withheld until relatives can be properly notified.
The young man was driving a 2014 Volkswagen in the number four lane when a tan pickup truck or SUV ahead of him in the number three lane ran over metal debris that got launched into the air.
The metal debris entered the crashed through the Volkswagen windshield, striking (the victim) according to reports. A 25-year-old Upland man traveling in the vehicle as a passenger miraculously was not injured.
The passenger was able to gain control of the moving vehicle, possibly preventing serious injury to himself or others. He was able to safely bring the Volkswagen to a stop near the Buena Vista Street off-ramp.
The passenger performed first aid until the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived.
The number one lane of the Buena Vista Street off-ramp was blocked until about 3:45 p.m. while the fatal crash was investigated and cleanup crews worked.
If there is anyone out there with any information that could help investigators identify and locate the driver of the vehicle that struck the debris you are urged to call the CHP’s Baldwin Park Area Office at 636-338-1164 to speak with Officer Kyle Croxford.