The Los Angeles County coroner's office has ruled a suicide the death of an Irvine man who crashed into a guardrail on the westbound Ventura (101) Freeway, got out of his car and was running into oncoming traffic in eastbound lanes.
The death near Laurel Canyon Boulevard was reported at 9:42 p.m. Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
An autopsy showed George Joseph Szkiba, 43, died of multiple blunt-force trauma, coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said.
A black Lexus LS430 drifted off the shoulder of the road and hit a guardrail, the car coming to rest in the No. 1 lane, just west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
Szkiba got out of his car, ran into eastbound lanes and was fatally
struck by a black BMW 750i driven by a 76-year-old Encino man, Bale said.
—City News Service