Man killed in Whittier freak accident on Friday the 13th identified

Emergency personnel respond to a fatal traffic collision on the northbound 605 Freeway near Whittier Boulevard in Whittier on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.

A man who was killed in a freak accident on the northbound 605 Freeway in Whittier on Friday the 13th has been identified by coroner's officials.

Dong Hyun Kim, 34, of Norwalk was fatally struck by a semi-truck after surviving a crash down an embankment, authorities said.

Kim's car went over the side of the freeway near Whittier Boulevard at about 5:20 a.m. He then got out of his wrecked vehicle and climbed back up the embankment to the freeway, where he was struck and killed.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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