(L.A.) Derek Traeger, 28, Died on the 405 Freeway

Case Number: 2022-08477

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 28-year-old Caucasian male that occurred on the 405 freeway.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Derek Traeger.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Trauma

RIP DEREK TRAEGER (March 17, 1994 – August 14, 2022)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 12:21 a.m.

The decedent worked as a lifeguard for six years. His patrol area was the beaches of Santa Monica North, where the Pacific Coast Highway leads to Malibu.

He was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a car on the 405 freeway.