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Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Freeway Crash in Cerritos ID’d

June 19, 2023

The man killed during a single-vehicle crash on the Artesia (91) Freeway in Cerritos was publicly identified Monday.

Nicholas Temkey was 55 years old and pronounced dead in a drainage ditch, according to the coroner’s office. An autopsy was pending.

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The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the westbound 91 Freeway at Bloomfield Avenue, where a white Audi SUV crashed into the right shoulder embankment, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Paramedics rushed one person to a hospital, according to a county fire department dispatcher. That person’s condition was not known.