The 30-year-old man struck and killed on the 60 freeway in Industry is believed to have been trying to cross lanes after his car broke down, reported NBC LA.
The victim's car stalled just east of Crossroads Parkway on the eastbound 60. Authorities believe he was fatally struck just after 8:35 p.m. while running across westbound lanes that were not very well lit, the news station reported.
After his car broke down, he got out and left his mother inside while he ran for help, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball told City News Service. That is when he was struck and killed.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He left his mother in the vehicle when he went to get help after the breakdown, said CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.
Three lanes were closed following the crash to accommodate the
investigation, according to the CHP.
Updated: 10:20 p.m.
The freeway SigAlert has been lifted for the No. 3 lane. Lanes 1,2, and 3 are open.
A pedestrian was struck killed on the 60 freeway Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officers received a call at 8:38 p.m. of a man in a blue jeans and an orange t-shirt walking roadside on the westbound 60 freeway just east of Crossroads Parkway in City of Industry. A couple of minutes later, the man was struck by a car in the slow lane, according to authorities.
Lanes No. 3,4, and 5 have been closed. Lanes No. 1 and 2 are open.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
- City News Service contributed to this report.