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Authorities sought public help Thursday to find whoever pushed a boulder off of a freeway overcrossing in Pasadena, sending it crashing through the windshield of a moving car and killing the motorist’s husband.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2017 Toyota Corolla driven by a 21-year-old woman was westbound on the Ventura (134) Freeway in the carpool lane, traveling about 70 mph when the boulder came down on the car about 9 p.m. Tuesday at Orange Grove Boulevard.

The woman drove to Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where her husband, 23-year-old Christopher Lopez of Los Angeles, died of his injuries.

“As she was about to drive under Orange Grove Boulevard, a large boulder — approximately 30-35 pounds in weight — suddenly traveled through her front windshield, striking her husband in the front right passenger seat,” according to a CHP statement said. “It is believed someone purposely threw the large boulder from the Orange Grove Boulevard overpass onto the SR-134 Freeway, causing fatal injuries to the passenger.”

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the CHP Altadena Area Station at (626) 296-8100.

—City News Service

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