Man killed changing tire on 605 Freeway in Irwindale

California Highway Patrol officers respond to the scene of a fatal accident on the southbound 605 Freeway near Rivergrade Road in Irwindale Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

A 35-year-old man was killed changing his tire on the shoulder of the southbound 605 Freeway in Irwindale early Friday.

The California Highway Patrol responded to the accident near Lower Azusa Road around 3:35 a.m. The suspect vehicle fled the scene. The fatal crash snarled traffic near the area for hours during the morning commute.

Motorists were advised to use Myrtle or Irwindale avenues as alternates.

Anyone with information is asked to call California Highway Patrol's Baldwin Park office at (626) 338-1164.


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