All Lanes on 101 Freeway in Hollywood Open After Fatal Crash

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Officials responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood on July 6, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

All lanes were reopened on the southbound 101 Freeway in Hollywood after a pedestrian versus vehicle crash left one person dead and all lanes except one blocked Tuesday morning.

Reports of a pedestrian on the freeway were made around 5 a.m., a California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Baldonado said.

Shortly after, a vehicle hit the pedestrian, who proceeded to walk on the freeway before a second vehicle hit him.

“Unfortunately that second vehicle did hit the pedestrian head-on, and that did cause fatal injuries,” Baldonado said.

Both vehicles pulled over and awaited responding officers.

The pedestrian was only described as a white man who may have been a transient, Baldonado said. No other vehicles were found at the scene.

A SigAlert was issued around 5:30 a.m. and the No. 2, 3 and 4 lanes were blocked until around 7:30 a.m.

Traffic appeared to be backed up to the 170 Freeway during the closure, aerial video from Sky5 showed.


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