California: Reyes Lazaro Decided to Take A Walk On the Dead Side of 110; Creamed by DUI Driver Byung Mi

Freestyle stroll on the 110 Freeway ends with a smash from DUI driver July 1, 2017. Photo courtesy of NBC Los Angeles

California Highway Patrol

Reyes Lazaro Decided to Take A Walk On the Dead Side of 110; Creamed by DUI Driver Byung Mi

From Los Angeles Daily News

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — 07/02/2017 —  Byoung Mi, 49, of Cypress, Calif., was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of drunk driving after he fatally struck a motorist who decided that walking on a freeway at 2:10 am was a good idea.  and rear-ended his car on the 110 Freeway Sunday near downtown Los Angeles, officials said.

Police say that Reyes Lazaro had stopped his 1999 BMW in the number one lane of the 110 Freeway on Sunday morning near the downtown of Los Angeles.

The fatal crash occurred on the northbound freeway at 23rd Street, the California Highway Patrol reported.

When Lazaro took his stroll on the highway, police say that a 2003 Honda Accord was traveling at the legal speed limit when it smashed into Lazaro and his car, according to the CHP. Lazaro, a resident of Culver City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Byung Mi was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury.

The CHP reported that Lazaro’s next of kin had been notified of his death at about 6 a.m.

The CHP’s Central Los Angeles office asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (213) 744-2331.