(L.A.) Gerardo Parra, 49, Died in a Wrong-Way Car Crash
Case Number: 2023-02518
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 49-year-old male of Latin American ethnicity that occurred on the 118 freeway.
The coroner’s office has identified the man as Gerardo Parra.
Manner of Death: Accident
Cause of Death: Blunt Trauma
RIP GERARDO PARRA (January 22, 1974 – March 5, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 4:58 a.m.
The decedent was killed, along with another person, in a wrong-way crash on the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Porter Ranch.
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 Andres Quintanar, 37 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.