(L.A.) Servando Velazquez Arias, 57, Died in an Accident

Case Number: 2024-09564

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 57-year-old Latino male that occurred by the 2 Freeway in Eagle Rock.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Servando Velazquez Arias.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt-Force Injuries

RIP SERVANDO VELAZQUEZ ARIAS (November 20, 1966 – June 13, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 10:30 p.m.

California Highway Patrol says the pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle on the northbound 2 Freeway just before 10:15 p.m. This happened just south of south of Colorado Boulevard.

The 2 Freeway, also known as the Glendale Freeway, runs through the communities of Glassell Park and Eagle Rock after intersecting with the 5 Freeway and crossing the Los Angeles River. It ends at the Foothill Freeway (I-210) in La Cañada Flintridge.

* Note that other news services outlets have reported the man’s name as Cervando Velasquez and that he perished in a three-car collision on the Pasadena (134) Freeway just west of Glendale. The incident was reported at 10:13 p.m. near the junction of the eastbound Pasadena Freeway and the Glendale (2) Freeway and CHP found the victim lying in one of the eastbound freeway’s lanes, along with the damaged vehicles.