Jessie Romero, 33, Caltrans Subcontractor Fatally Injured on 605 Freeway in Industry

INDUSTRY, Calif. (June 12, 2018) – Jessie Romero, 33, a Caltrans subcontractor who was working on the freeway, died early Tuesday morning in a collision on the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Industry, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash took place about 4:40 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the freeway at Peck Road, the CHP said.  The victim was struck by a big rig as he was picking up traffic-control warning signs on the freeway. Police and paramedics were at the scene and closed down two southbound lanes to help those involved and conduct an investigation into what happened.

The family of Mr. Romero has created a Go Fund Me page to help his wife in the aftermath of this devastating crash.

Industry Crash Investigation

It is unknown at this time who is going to be held responsible for this collision. All parties involved and witnesses are being questioned in order to piece together the sequence of events that led to this deadly crash. There are still many unanswered questions including whether or not the truck driver was traveling to fast near a construction zone or if drowsy or distracted driving was a factor.

We offer our heartfelt prayers to all those affected by this collision.

If a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

Johnson Attorneys Group is a proud, long-time supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Source: Johnson Attorneys Group

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