Coroner’s officials Saturday released the name of a 41- year-old man who was fatally struck in Downey by two hit-and-run motorists when he ran into traffic.

Downey Police. Photo courtesy of Downey Police Department

Coroner’s officials Saturday released the name of a 41- year-old man who was fatally struck in Downey by two hit-and-run motorists when he ran into traffic.

The pedestrian was identified as Jon Paul Ferlan, said Lt Dave Smith of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Smith said Ferlan was homeless.

Ferlan died at the scene of his injury, which occurred about 11:15 p.m. Thursday on Lakewood Boulevard south of Stewart and Gray Road, the Downey Police Department said.

“Witnesses observed the pedestrian walking northbound on the west sidewalk of Lakewood Boulevard and then suddenly run east into the southbound lanes of traffic directly in front of several oncoming vehicles,” a police statement said.

“The pedestrian entered the roadway approximately 75 feet south of the marked crosswalk and was struck by a silver four-door sedan that was traveling southbound on Lakewood Boulevard,” the statement said.

The silver car had a “a defective passenger-side headlamp prior to the collision,” police said.

“A second vehicle that was also traveling southbound on Lakewood Boulevard behind the silver sedan then ran over the pedestrian,” according to the statement. “The second vehicle was described by witnesses as a black midsize SUV.”

Witnesses told police that both vehicles had gone through the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and Stewart and Gray Road on a green light.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Downey police at (562) 904-2308, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

—City News Service

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