(L.A.) Manuel Venegas, 42, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2024-01622

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 42-year-old Latino male that occurred on a freeway.

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

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Traumatic Injuries

RIP MANUEL VENEGAS (November 3, 1981 – January 25, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 10:45 a.m.

At around 10:30 a.m., first responders were called to a traffic incident involving a pedestrian on the southbound 5 Freeway on the truck route close to the 5-14 Freeway interchange.

California Highway Patrol stated that Venegas was found lying facedown near the end of the truck tunnel in the slow lane.

A car was found near the accident and is believed to be the decedent’s vehicle.