The coroner’s office Saturday identified a 27-year-old man who was killed when he tried to help put out a car fire on the 241 Toll Road.
The man was identified as Gilbert Avila Sandoval of Northridge, according to the coroner’s office.
The car was burning in the northbound lanes of the toll road just south of the Santiago Canyon Road off-ramp at 4:15 p.m. Monday when Sandoval, who was driving a contracting truck, pulled over to try to help put out the blaze before firefighters arrived, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz.
Sandoval was crushed under the contracting truck as a passenger in the vehicle tried to move it out of traffic, Kurtz said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The flames spread to brush alongside the roadway, but it was quickly contained, Kurtz said.
The driver of the burning vehicle was not injured, he said.
—City News Service
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