Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Man on San Fernando Valley Freeway: CHP

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A man was found dead on Sept. 19, 2015, after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on the 170 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. (Credit: OnScene)

A man was found dead on a San Fernando Valley freeway off-ramp on Saturday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

The man’s body was found on the northbound 170 Freeway’s Sherman Way off-ramp, bordering Valley Glen and North Hollywood, shortly before 1 a.m., CHP Officer Monica Posada said.

The man was the victim of a hit-and-run, and investigators were searching for witnesses, Posada said.

The identity of the man who died was not yet known, but he was described as a black man around 23 years old.

The freeway’s two right lanes and Sherman Way off-ramp were expected to be closed until about 3 a.m.

No further information was made available.