Pedestrian Struck and Killed on 91 Freeway in Compton

COMPTON (CNS) – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed this morning on the Gardena (91) Freeway in Compton.

Someone called the California Highway Patrol at 12:16 a.m. to report they struck a person on the westbound Gardena Freeway at Central Avenue and remained at the scene, according to Officer Stephen Brandt.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene, Brandt said. It appeared the deceased was a man. Whether he walked onto the freeway or got out of a vehicle were not immediately available.

The CHP initially issued a SigAlert shutting down all westbound lanes but Brandt said around 1 a.m. that the two left lanes were reopened. The two right lanes were reopened around 4 a.m.

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