Was it suicide or maybe something not quite so voluntary?
A 40-year-old man riding in a van was killed instantly when he bailed out of the speeding vehicle as it was traveling on the Pomona (60) Freeway in Diamond Bar, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.
A CHP report said the man jumped from the moving vehicle himself, so it appeared to be a suicide. But no CHP official was immediately available to confirm that conclusion, nor to say how many other people were in the van. There was no word of what led to the victim’s actions.
The apparent suicide occurred a little after 11 p.m. Saturday on the eastbound 60 Freeway, east of Brea Canyon Road, the CHP reported.
The man was publicly identified only as a resident of Diamond Bar. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
He had been a passenger in a blue 2016 Honda Odyssey van. CHP investigators said he opened the right front passenger door and jumped out of the vehicle into traffic. They did not say how fast the van was traveling at the time.
There was no information provided by the CHP about whether the cause of death was striking the roadway or being run over by other vehicles.
The CHP’s Baldwin Park office asked anyone with any information regarding the death to call (626) 338-1164.
–City News Service
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