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Man Fatally Struck by SUV on 210 Freeway in Pasadena

Published on Sunday, August 1, 2021 | 10:29 pm

[UPDATED] A man died after being struck by an SUV on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena on Sunday night, authorities said.

The collision was reported shortly before 9:20 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the freeway near Lake Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Witnesses first called the CHP around 9:05 p.m. to report seeing a man walking on the freeway, CHP Officer Vince Ramirez said. He was first spotted walking on the Lake Avenue onramp to the eastbound 210 Freeway.

Fourteen minutes later, officials received an additional report that the man had been struck by a Toyota Highlander SUV in the carpool lane, according to the officer.

The impact threw the man over the center divider K-rail, Ramirez said.

He came to rest on the Metro Gold Line track, where paramedics pronounced him dead.

The man’s identity was not released Monday pending positive identification and notification of family by coroner’s officials.

Ramirez said the driver of the SUV that struck the man, described as an 18-year-old man, remained at the scene.

The investigation was ongoing. It was not clear why the man was walking on the freeway.

Officials shut down the carpool and two left-hand lanes of the eastbound 210 Freeway for about two hours as they conducted an investigation.

Gold Line service in the area was reduced from two tracks to one for about an hour-and-a-half following the incident, according to L.A. Metro.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, can reach the CHP’s Altadena Office at (626) 296-8100.

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