(L.A.) Brennan Beatty, 54, Died at an Embankment

Case Number: 2024-03679

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 54-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred at an embankment.

The coroner’s office identified the man as Brennan Beatty.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Thermal Injuries and Inhalation of Products of Combustion

RIP BRENNAN BEATTY (May 6, 1969 – March 1, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 3:09 a.m.

The Department of Medical Examiner publicly disclosed the CoD ruling on April 18.

Initially posted on March 1 as John Doe #78 in his 40s with no date of birth. Name with birthday and age provided on March 4.

The decedent was a motorist killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash on the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway near West Whittier and Pico Rivera.

California Highway Patrol officers had responded at 2:35 a.m. to the northbound freeway and the Slauson Avenue on-ramp where they found a gray Saturn in a ditch and engulfed in flames.

The vehicle had slammed into a freeway embankment and flown off the freeway.