USC Freshman Dies after Struck by 2 Vehicles on 110 Freeway at 37th Street
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 25, 2019) – An 18-year-old University of Southern California student was killed after being struck by two vehicles early Sunday morning on 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.
The crash happened around 2:44 a.m. north of 37th Street.
According to the CHP, Matthew Olson was walking south in two FasTrak lanes when he was struck by a Toyota. As Olson fell onto the ground, a second vehicle hit him and sped off without rendering aid.
The first driver stopped and helped Olson before paramedics arrived, according to the CHP.
Despite life-saving efforts, Olson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Olson was set to begin his freshman year at USC, where he was planning to major in business.
He was a graduate of Corona del Mar High School, where he was part of the volleyball team that won the national championship last year and was also a member of the basketball team.
It was not immediately known why he was walking on the freeway, CHP said. Further investigation of this crash is underway.
During this delicate time, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones and friends of Matthew Olson.
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