William Montenegro Killed in 118 Freeway Motorcycle Accident
Granada Hills, CA (August 26, 2020) – On Wednesday, 30-year-old William Montenegro of Pacoima died in a motorcycle crash on the eastbound 118 Freeway.
The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened at about 10:45 p.m. on the connector road to the southbound 405 Freeway, wherein two other vehicles were involved.
Furthermore, the CHP said Montenegro was thrown from his motorcycle. He landed in the westbound lanes of the freeway, while the motorcycle remained in the eastbound lanes.
Even so, authorities have not yet identified if anyone in the other two vehicles sustained injuries.
The authorities closed the Balboa Boulevard and Hayvenhurst Avenue on-ramps to the eastbound Ronald Reagan Freeway until further notice. All lanes of the freeway closed at Woodley Avenue about 11:05 p.m., but quickly reopened.
Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our condolences to the bereaved of William Montenegro. Our thoughts are with you in this time of grief.
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