Animator Struck & Killed While Checking His Ferrari On The 101
According to the California Highway Patrol, Jean-Maxime Perramon, a Hollywood animator and veteran storyboard artist, was killed Saturday on the 101 Ventura Freeway near Westlake Village after pulling over to the shoulder to check if his 2010 Silver Ferrari had been struck by a piece of metal, reports LA Now.
The 63-year-old Malibu resident was traveling north on the freeway at about 12:25 p.m. when he pulled into the shoulder. He reportedly "stepped partially into the slow lane" as he opened the door to get out and "was struck by the driver of a Lexus who had swerved to avoid a collision with another vehicle," said CHP spokeswoman Jennifer Connolly.
Perramon, known for his drawings and storyboards for "The Tigger Movie," "Jetsons: The Movie" and "Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest," was declared dead at 5:10 p.m. at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, reports LA Now. No one was cited in the accident.