(L.A.) Manuel Camacho Jr., 23, Died on the 118 Freeway

Case Number: 2024-00450

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 23-year-old Latino male that occurred on the westbound Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Chatsworth.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Manuel Camacho Jr.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma

RIP MANUEL CAMACHO JR. (September 8, 2000 – January 8, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 9:13 a.m.

The decedent was struck by lumber that flew through the cab of a truck he was in. Media reports have used the word “impaled” though it seems that he was plainly hit.

California Highway Patrol learned of the accident near Topanga Canyon Boulevard at around 8:50 a.m.