All lanes of the eastbound 101 Freeway in Encino were open again early Wednesday after they had been shut down for several hours while police investigated the death of a pedestrian who was struck by multiple vehicles on the roadway.
The incident occurred on the 101 Freeway at White Oak Avenue around 1:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log.
The pedestrian had been walking on the freeway when the person was struck by four to five different vehicles, according to CHP Officer Alex Rubio.
It was not immediately clear why the person, whose identity has not yet been released, was walking on the freeway.
A SigAlert was issued a short time later, and all eastbound lanes of the freeway were closed while authorities investigated the collisions. Traffic was temporarily being diverted off of White Oak Avenue.
The SigAlert was canceled around 4:45 a.m. and all lanes were reopened, according to the incident log.
An investigation into the person’s death would continue, authorities said.
KTLA’s Albert Mendez and Rose Razeghi contributed to this report.