On Friday, authorities identified a man killed when the car he was driving at an alleged high rate of speed collided with a truck and ran off the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway, ending up in the parking lot of a motel in Monrovia.
It happened on the 210 about 11:35 p.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Haig Kailedjian, 19, of Glendale died at the scene, coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.
After it left the freeway, the Scion struck a tree in the rear parking lot of the Courtyard Marriott in the 600 block of West Huntington Drive, a news videographer reported from the scene.
The 61-year-old Riverside man driving the truck was not injured, the CHP reported. His name was not released.
According to the preliminary investigation, Kailedjian was driving the Scion "in excess of 80 mph in light traffic conditions ... (and) made an unsafe lane change ...," the CHP said in a statement.
The Scion then veered to the left, hit the center divider, veered to the right, hit the rear of the truck, went over the embankment, and hit the tree, the CHP reported. The trucker stopped after the crash, and was interviewed by authorities.—City News Service