By City News Service
The name of a 24-year-old man killed when he fell from a party bus onto the Hollywood (101) Freeway near Universal City has been released, according to a broadcast report.
The man's family identified him as C.J. Saraceno, who moved to Los Angeles from Connecticut two years ago.
Saraceno's father told the station that people on the bus said his son was changing the music near the front of the bus when it turned, causing him to fly through the door.
The county coroner's office has not publicly verified that it was Saraceno who fell from the bus, coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said.
The body was reported in the southbound lanes, south of Lankershim Boulevard, at 12:23 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada said.
"A party bus (a 2001 Ford F55) was southbound on the 101 near Barham (Boulevard) when, for an unknown reason, an individual exited the bus and was subsequently struck by an unknown number of vehicles," Posada said.
The CHP report did not disclose if the freeway traffic was moving. Midnight weekend traffic jams on the 101 in Hollywood are not uncommon.
Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene at 12:25 a.m., department officials said.