Why did a Highland Park man take a fatal fall from a freeway bridge?

Armando Sahgun

Armando Sahagun

That’s what police and family members are trying to figure out after 22-year-old Armando Sahagun, who died on Sunday night, July 19 after falling from the Pasadena Avenue bridge onto the northbound Arroyo Seco Parkway, where he was struck by a vehicle.   “I ask that you please help my family solve this mystery, maybe someone might have some helpful information”, said Sahagun’s sister-in-law, Karina Martinez-Rivera.

The LAPD is also  asking the public for help to find out what happened to Sahagun. “Detectives are seeking witnesses … who observed Sahagun prior to the fall,” police said in a statement. The driver of the vehicle who hit Sahagun called 911 and stayed at the scene, police said.

Sahagun, who  grew up in Highland Park and attended Franklin High, worked at Dodger Stadium, said Martinez-Rivera.  Sahagun left behind a 2-year-old son and the child’s mother, who works in a local bakery, Martinez-Rivera said.  “He was well known and loved in Highland Park,” she said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Barajas and Soria at (323) 342-8957. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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  1. Rest in peace. Condolences to the family.

  2. Rest in peace mando

  3. May you Rest in Peace Armando. We are going to be hurting at the Stadium with you gone so suddenly. My condolences go to the Sahagun family. (Tears)

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