(L.A.) Andres Quintanar, 37, Died in a Wrong-Way Car Crash

Case Number: 2023-02517

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 37-year-old male of Latin American ethnicity that occurred on the Ronald Reagan Freeway in Porter Ranch.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Andres Quintanar.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Trauma

RIP ANDRES QUINTANAR (November 6, 1985 – March 5, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 5:30 a.m.

The decedent was killed, along with another person, in a wrong-way crash on the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway.

The crash on the westbound freeway, at the Tampa Avenue off-ramp, was reported at 4:25 a.m. Sunday.

A dark-colored sedan was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes and slammed into a semi-truck. The vehicle landed on the embankment of the off-ramp.

The other person killed was Gerardo Parra, 49 years of age. They were both passengers in the wrong-way vehicle whose driver survived and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The speculation is that the driver was DUI. The box truck’s driver sustained only minor injuries.