The 605 Freeway was partially closed Friday morning after a man was found dead inside a vehicle in the Hawaiian Gardens area, officials said.
A California Highway Patrol officer was driving on the freeway around 5:15 a.m. when he spotted a Toyota 4Runner stopped on the right shoulder north of Spring Street and saw the driver slumped over, according to CHP officials.
The driver, who had a single gunshot wound to his chest, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said they found a firearm in the vehicle.
CHP officials said it’s unclear if any foul play was involved.
The man was later identified as 50-year-old Aaron Daniel Goldman of Long Beach. A family member told authorities Goldman was heartbroken over the death of his son, who was killed last year in a car crash, according to CHP.
Investigators closed down two northbound lanes of the freeway for hours at Carson Street as they probed the scene. The lanes reopened around 9:15 a.m.
Morning traffic was seen backed up for miles while the freeway was closed for the investigation.
No further details were immediately available.