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Man, 36, Killed After Being Struck By As Many As 20 Cars On 10 Freeway

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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