Pedestrian Killed by Truck Thought to Be Texting
Police believe a 34-year-old pedestrian who was struck and killed by a large truck may have been texting while crossing the street in Downey, California, last Tuesday.
The incident occurred while Daniel Malloy of Pico Rivera was crossing Lakewood Boulevard at about 8 p.m. last Tuesday evening. According to police, he was struck by a Freightliner tractor-trailer that was turning onto Lakewood Boulevard.
Emergency crews rushed Malloy to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The coroner's office announced on Friday that an investigation had determined that Malloy was texting while crossing the street.
The incident is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed in the case.