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Death of Man Struck by 2 Cars in Pasadena Ruled a Suicide

Published on Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 10:25 am

Coroner’s investigators have determined the death of a 54-year-old man who was struck by two cars in Pasadena on Monday night was a suicide.

The collision was reported just after 8 p.m. at  Sierra Madre Villa Avenue and Alameda Street, Pasadena police Lt. Sean Dawkins said at the time.

Witnesses reported the man had lain down in the roadway before he was struck by two cars, he said. Both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

An autopsy concluded the man had died from “multiple blunt trauma” and the death was ruled a suicide, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner records.

He was identified as William Eric Phillips, coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said. He was listed in records as homeless.

The investigation into the collision was being spearheaded by the Pasadena Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team.

Anyone struggling with an emotional crisis is urged to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


Man Fatally Struck by 2 Cars in Pasadena

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