Man Fatally Struck On Northbound 5 Freeway In Commerce

COMMERCE (CBSLA.com) — A man was fatally struck Tuesday morning while he was walking along the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Commerce.

The accident took place around 3:46 a.m. near the Slauson Avenue exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A pedestrian was reportedly seen jogging along the center divider before he was hit, CHP said.

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Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Sig Alert was issued at 3:58 a.m., and three northbound lanes were shut down until around 7:20 a.m.

The accident was under investigation by CHP. No further details were released.

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