Officials were investigating the death of a man found on the 5 Freeway in rush hour traffic in Sylmar Wednesday afternoon.
A body was reported in the southbound lanes near the Roxford Street exit shortly after 5 p.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Brandt said.
Freeway lanes three, four and five were blocked until 9 p.m., the CHP said.
The man was struck by several cars after exiting a vehicle on the interstate for unknown reasons, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The body was located in the sixth lane, while body parts were scattered across other lanes, according to the CHP’s incident log.
CHP will head up the investigation, officials said.