Pedestrian Killed in Collision on 5 Freeway

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A pedestrian was killed in a collision on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway Wednesday.

The collision was reported at 4:16 a.m. and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the southbound freeway and the Cesar Chavez Avenue off ramp where they found the pedestrian on the freeway, said CHP Officer Michael Nasir.

Witnesses told officers the victim was walking in the No. 2 lane of the freeway when the collision occurred.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the victim — whose gender and age was not immediately revealed — dead.

The crash closed three lanes of the freeway and a SigAlert was issued while the CHP conducted its investigation of the crash.

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