HOLLYWOOD—An unidentified man was fatally struck while walking between traffic on the 101 southbound freeway near Santa Monica Boulevard on Tuesday, August 27 around 9:20 p.m. ABC 7 News first reported.
Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to a pedestrian on highway call and issued a Sigalert, which temporarily shut down all four lanes as procedure for the investigation and a safety protocol.
Officials from the Los Angeles Police Department also reported to scene. Authorities do not know why the pedestrian jumped onto the freeway, but according to reports, the individual may have been intoxicated when he was struck by vehicle.
Traffic was held to two lanes for close to an hour. The CHP tweeted at 3:32 a.m. SIGALERT CANCELLATION: SB US-101 AT SANTA MONICA BLVD, ALL LANES NOW OPEN.”
The case is currently under investigation by the LAPD. The name of the victim has not yet been disclosed to the public.