Pedestrian Killed on 91 Freeway; Traffic Backed Up for Miles

A file photo of the 91 Freeway is shown on Sept. 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A file photo of the 91 Freeway is shown on Sept. 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Westbound traffic on the 91 Freeway in Orange County was backed up for miles early Tuesday after a big rig hit a pedestrian who was on an onramp, the California Highway Patrol said.

The pedestrian was hit about 4:30 a.m. on the Brookhurst Street onramp in Anaheim, CHP logs show.

The incident forced investigators to close the two far right lanes of the freeway, which acts as a major route for commuters from Riverside to Los Angeles counties and truckers going to the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.

It was not clear when the lanes would be reopened and by 6 a.m. traffic was already backed up to Harbor Boulevard two miles away, said CHP Officer Monica Posada.

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