Update: The driver killed in a bizarre accident on the 5 Freeway near Griffith Park has been identified as 20-year-old Richard Pananian.
GLENDALE, Calif. — A driver who police say was driving recklessly was ejected onto a 5 Freeway sign in Glendale following a rollover crash Friday morning.
The fatal crash happened near Colorado Street around 7 a.m. when the 20-year-old victim was driving on the southbound side of the freeway at high speeds, hitting one vehicle with three passengers, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Authorities said the victim’s Toyota Prius rolled several times, and the driver was catapulted onto the sign. CHP said the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
The people in the second vehicle were said to be OK.
Two lanes were closed due to the accident investigation.