28-Year-Old Man Killed in Traffic Collision
The man who was killed in a car crash on August 14th has been ID’d as Derek Traeger, 28.
Traeger was involved in a collision that took place in Torrance within the northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway.
It is unclear at this time what caused the crash and how many vehicles were involved.
Sadly, the 28-year-old lifeguard died due to blunt force trauma.
Investigators are still working to piece together all of the details of the accident.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Derek Traeger.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.
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