Vehicle Fatally Strikes Pedestrian on 170 Freeway in North Hollywood Area

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File photo: A CHP patrol car.

File photo: A CHP patrol car.

A vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian who was believed to be crossing the 170 Freeway early Monday morning, temporarily prompting a full closure of all southbound lanes, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers first responded to reports of a vehicle-verse-pedestrian crash on the freeway around 3:40 a.m., CHP logs showed.

A male pedestrian in his 30s was killed in the crash, and the driver stopped and waited for officials, CHP Officer Rubio said.

Preliminary information in CHP logs indicated the pedestrian was struck in the No. 4 lane while crossing the freeway.

The southbound side of the freeway was subsequently closed at Sherman Way, on the North Hollywood-Valley Glen border. All lanes were reopened by 6 a.m., according to the CHP.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this report.

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