(L.A.) Jarrett Townsend, 42, Died on the 405 Freeway

Case Number: 2023-12727

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 42-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred on the southbound 405 Freeway.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Jarrett Townsend.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Multiple Blunt Injuries

RIP JARRETT TOWNSEND (March 27, 1981 – September 21, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 5:10 a.m.

The decedent was fatally injured when his 1969 Volkswagen Beetle rear-ended a big rig on the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway near the Mulholland Drive off-ramp.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the truck was being driven at a low speed at around 4:40 a.m. when Townsend’s car crashed into it and became lodged underneath it.


Brentwood Traffic Collision – Fatality

09-21-2023 4:45 am

Southbound 405 Freeway x Skirball Center Drive

One vehicle crashed into the back of the trailer of a semi truck. Sadly, the patient was beyond medical help. Due to the fatality, all lanes of the 405 freeway have been closed.

Map views only approximate location and do not indicate the precise spot where the incident happened.