USC freshmen, 18, are hit and killed by two cars while walking on a highway & night two days before the start of classes
- Matthew Olson was beaten on Saturday about 2.45 am and killed at 110 Freeway near downtown Los Angeles
- Driver of the first car that hit him, stopped and stopped to provide assistance after Olson was hit by another vehicle that left
- Olson was planning to do business in his mother & # 39; s alma mater, USC
- He graduated from high school in Newport Beach in June, where he played basketball and volleyball
An incoming freshman student was beaten and killed by two different vehicles on a highway near downtown Los Angeles, just two days before the start of the fall semester.
According to researchers, 18-year-old Matthew Olson from Newport Beach walked around Saturday at 02.45 in the 110 Freeway north of 37th Street when the first vehicle, a Toyota C-HR, hit him.
The California Highway Patrol says a second vehicle when Olson ran over while on the ground and drove away without the driver stopping to offer assistance. That person remains free.
USC freshman Matthew Olson (left and right) was hit by two vehicles and killed during a walk along a highway near Los Angeles on the weekend
Olson ran in the southern highways on the 110 Freeway north of 37th Street when the first vehicle, a Toyota SUV, hit him
Investigators say the driver of the first car that hit Olson stopped and tried to help the fatally injured teenager before the first responders arrived and took the life-saving measures, reported KCAL.
Olson was declared dead on the spot because of his injuries just before 3:00 am. He is survived by his parents and three brothers and sisters.
It is currently unknown why the 18 year old walked along the road in the middle of the night.
Olson was planning to do business at USC, which is also his mother's alma mater.
The college has issued a statement confirming Olson's death and condolences the first-year student's family and friends.
Olson was declared dead by paramedics on the spot less than 15 minutes after the first crash. He is survived by his parents and three brothers and sisters
Olson was planning to do business at USC, which is also his mother's alma mater
Olson graduated from Corona del Mar High School in June, where he played basketball and was a member of the 2018 national volleyball team championship, according to the Coach & # 39; s Award for Hardest Working Player, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The basketball team of the Corona del Mar High School, the Sea Kings, posted a message on Facebook on Monday to mourn Olson & # 39; s death.
& # 39; As a family we are broken! Matt was an incredible person, everything you can ask for from a student, best buddy, teammate, friend, brother and son, & read the status update. & # 39; Those lucky enough to know Matt are better off. Matt really loved and loved it.
& # 39; Matt Olson # 13, you live on as a part of the Sea Kings family! & # 39;
The teenager was also involved in Best Buddies, a non-profit organization that promotes friendships with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
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