Fatal crash on 6th Avenue near Wadsworth Boulevard leaves one dead

A man was killed after leaving his car on 6th Avenue Freeway in Lakewood Wednesday night.

The deceased was driving east on the road between Wadsworth and Sheridan Boulevards when he crashed his white pickup truck into the median around 10 p.m.. The single-vehicle crash spurred the man to get on the westbound side of the road, witnesses said. He was struck and killed by another vehicle on the west side of the highway.

Lakewood Police attempted to save the man, but he was declared dead at the scene. His identity has not been released, and police have not said if alcohol was a factor.

Both the initial crash and the second incident, which resulted in the death, are under investigation.

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