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Young Glendora Man Dies After Weekend Crash

Resident was taken off life support after an accident on the 57 freeway near Pathfinder Road.

A 24-year-old Glendora resident died Tuesday after succumbing to his injuries sustained in a crash over the weekend.

Adam Roland was driving north on the Interstate 57 freeway after 1 p.m., Saturday, just south of Pathfinder Road when a vehicle in the carpool lane made a lane change over the double yellow lines. Roland swerved to avoid hitting the car, officials said.

The suspect car continued on its way.

The rear of Roland's car hit the guard rail along the right should and his car careened down the embankment and his car struck a tree, officials said. Roland sustained major injuries. Roland was extricated from the vehicle and flown to County/USC Medical Center.

Roland was taken off life support Tuesday. Connor McCain, also a Glendora resident, was a passenger in Roland's car. He sustained minor injuries.

Authorities determined Roland was driving at 80 miles per hour.

Authorities are classifying the incident as a hit and run, according to Keri Rivas of the California Highway Patrol.

The suspect vehicle is described as a silver, or white Mercedes Benz, or BMW.

The California Highway Patrol is looking for any witnesses to this collision and are encouraged to contact the Baldwin Park Area office during normal business hours at (626) 338-1164 or after hours through the Los Angeles Communications Center at (323) 982-4900.

Elizabeth July 06, 2012 at 09:51 AM
Does PATCH not have spell check?
Lizzy July 06, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Condolence to this young man's family. I hope the idiot comes forward and clears his/her conscience. Another young person taken too soon.
Annie B. July 11, 2012 at 05:48 PM
How tragic. My prayer go out to the family and I pray the person who caused this accident comes forward to give the family closure.
chris t July 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM
He was a good guy. I knew him from elementary school all the way through high school. He was a good friend, funny, and always awkward. I lost touch with him after school, and I regret that I wasn't able to say how much I appreciated his friendship through the years. My heart goes out to his family; you have been in my prayers and you will stay there.
Nicole W. July 13, 2012 at 12:38 AM
He was my best friend for 12 years and I'm still in a total shock. No idea what to do without him. Condolences for his family, the world has lost an awesome man. I hope the idiot who caused this may someday know the same pain Adams family and friends go through.

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