The Coroner’s Office Sunday released the name of the 31-year-old woman who was struck and killed on the Golden State (5) Freeway in Pacoima by a motorist who was later arrested on suspicion of murder.
The pedestrian was identified as Diana Johnson, of Los Angeles, according to the coroner’s office.
Officers responded at 4:25 a.m. Saturday to the crash scene near the Osborne Street exit on the northbound freeway and located Johnson down in the No. 3 lane, the California Highway Patrol said.
A witness driving on that side of the freeway saw a vehicle strike the pedestrian, the CHP said.
Two good Samaritans, both men, stopped their vehicles on the right shoulder after they saw the pedestrian lying in freeway traffic lanes, the CHP said.
While standing on the right shoulder, the two men were struck by an unknown motor vehicle that fled the scene, the CHP said.
The would-be helpers were hospitalized for treatment of their injuries not detailed in the CHP statement.
The driver who struck the pedestrian remained at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of murder, the CHP said.
He is identified as Kevin Deshaun Jones, 39, of Los Angeles.
The CHP is looking for the vehicle that hit the good Samaritans and fled the scene. It was described as a possibly dark-colored 2014-18 Mercedes Benz CLS C218, the CHP said.
The CHP’s Altadena area office asked anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 626-296-8100.
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