(L.A.) Joel Araujo, 40, Died on the 5 Freeway

Case Number: 2023-08890

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 40-year-old Latino male that occurred on the 5 Freeway.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Joel Araujo of Azusa.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma

RIP JOEL ARAUJO (December 8, 1982 – July 16, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 2:51 a.m.

The decedent was one of two passengers who died after the 2016 Toyota they were in rear-ended a tow truck.

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