A motorist died Monday at the side of State Route 71 in the Pomona area after apparently suffering an undisclosed medical problem, authorities said.

The driver stopped the vehicle on the right shoulder of northbound SR71 near Rio Rancho Road about 8:35 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. Information was not immediately available on his identity or cause of death.

There was no crash, and the freeway remained open in the area, the CHP reported.

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