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Los Angeles County firefighters work to extract the driver of a pickup truck suspected of traveling the wrong way on the southbound 405 Freeway at Artesia Boulevard in Torrance on Sunday, causing the death of a motorcyclist just after 3 a.m. Photo by Jon Androwski
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A San Diego man allegedly driving while intoxicated the wrong way on the 405 Freeway in Torrance was charged Tuesday with crashing into and killing a 57-year-old Hawthorne motorcyclist.

Gabriel Fajardo, 22, could face up to 10 years in prison for the Feb. 4 crash that killed Nicholas Phillip Mann, prosecutors said.

Fajardo was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Torrance Superior Court on single felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury, and driving with a 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content causing injury. The charges include allegations that Fajardo inflicted great bodily injury upon Mann.

California Highway Patrol officers said Fajardo was driving a Dodge truck north in the southbound lanes at Artesia Boulevard when he crashed into Mann’s Harley-Davidson.

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