Pedestrian Struck, Killed on 101 Freeway in Silver Lake; Multiple Lanes Closed

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Two lanes were temporarily closed on the southbound 101 Freeway after a pedestrian was struck and killed ahead of the Tuesday morning rush-hour commute, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The pedestrian was struck around 5:40 a.m. near the Vermont Avenue exit in Silver Lake while running across the roadway, according to the CHP’s incident log.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene within minutes of the collision being reported, aerial video over the scene showed.

The person’s identity has not been released, but officials told the Los Angeles Times that the pedestrian was a 50-year-old woman.

The driver remained at the scene, the Times reported.

A SigAlert was issued shortly after 6 a.m. and the two left two lanes of the southbound freeway were closed for nearly three hours while authorities investigated the crash.

It was canceled around 8:45 a.m. and all lanes were reopened.


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