The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has released the identity of the man who died after being hit by a semi-truck while standing to the side of his wrecked car on Interstate 580 in unincorporated Livermore earlier this month.
The decedent was identified as 52-year-old Jose Salvador Arenas, according to the coroner's bureau.
The California Highway Patrol previously reported the situation started at about 6:45 a.m. Aug. 2 when a Toyota Corolla driving in the No. 5 lane on I-580 eastbound drifted to the right and struck the yellow attenuator barrels in the right shoulder of Greenville Road in Livermore.
The driver -- later identified as Arenas -- got out and stood next to the Corolla, which came to rest on the freeway blocking the right-hand lane, according to the CHP.
Then, a Freightliner semi-truck towing a box trailer on the freeway struck the Corolla, which propelled both the sedan and the big-rig into Arenas, who died at the scene, according to authorities. The circumstances of the fatal collision remain under investigation by the CHP.