LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Officials believe a pedestrian who was struck and killed on the 10 Freeway early Monday may have been hit by as many as 20 cars.
The victim, identified late Monday as 36-year-old Ronald Edward Hill Jr. of Los Angeles, was hit near the Crenshaw Boulevard off-ramp, according to Officer Anthony Martin of the CHP Traffic Management Center.
The body was discovered just after 3:40 a.m.
The preliminary investigation indicated the victim was moving south across the westbound lanes and eventually hit in the number 4 lane, said CHP Officer Monica Posada. It’s unclear why he was trying to cross the freeway, she said.
The right two lanes and Crenshaw Boulevard off-ramp were shut down for the investigation through the morning rush hour period.
Anyone with information about the fatal hit-and-run was asked to call the CHP at (213) 744-2331.
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