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Driver in Connor Penhall accident charged

Connor Penhall, a subcontractor for Caltrans, was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver on the 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

April 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Arcadia man has been charged with manslaughter in the crash that killed the son of TV actor and motorcycle racing champion Bruce Penhall.

Connor Penhall, 21, was doing construction work on a closed section of the 10 Freeway when Tatsuhiko Sakamoto allegedly drove through traffic cones and hit and killed him.

Officials say Sakamoto was intoxicated. Sakamoto is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

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