Man struck and killed while walking on the 55 Freeway

A pedestrian was struck as well as killed while strolling on the 55 Highway early Tuesday early morning, while numerous motorists were injured in a pair of crashes.

Officers shortly after 5:40 a.m. got reports of a man walking between the carpool and fast tracks of the northbound 55 Freeway simply south of 17th Street in Tustin, The Golden State Highway Patrol Police officer Florentino Olivera claimed.

Before police officers might reach the pedestrian, he was struck by a Honda Accord, Olivera stated.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, while the chauffeur of the vehicle was required to a healthcare facility with minor injuries.

Minutes later on, the stagnation of automobiles because of that deadly mishap caused a 2nd collision entailing numerous vehicles, causing at the very least two more individuals being taken to a health center with minor injuries.

CHP police officers are examining the initial collision including the pedestrian as a potential self-destruction. Authorities are not launching the target’s name till the household is alerted of his death.

Olivera cautioned chauffeurs to stay watchful on the roadways, keeping in mind that police officers have actually lately seen a rise in the variety of pedestrians reported on highways. He said that increase may be as a result of either a lot more homeless in the area, or the existing homeless relocating to various areas and also sometimes using the highways as shortcuts.

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