A 31-year-old Downey man was killed Saturday night in Torrance after the person's vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle that drifted over the center divider on Artesia Boulevard.
The driver was traveling eastbound on Artesia Boulevard around 11:40 p.m. Saturday when a westbound vehicle, driven by an unidentified 53-year-old man, lost control, crossed the center divider and collided with the eastbound vehicle near the Van Ness Avenue intersection, according to the Torrance Police Department.
The 31-year-old driver, Gustavo Pizarro, was pronounced dead by paramedics. The 53-year-old driver was in good condition at a local hospital, according to Torrance police.
Artesia Boulevard between Haas and Casimir avenues was closed to traffic for about four hours after the accident due to an investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is encouraged to contact the Torrance Police Department's Traffic Division at 310-618-5557.
- Rob Kuznia