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Man wanders onto 10 Freeway, is struck by several cars and killed

March 7, 2011 | 12:11 pm

A man who wandered onto the 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard early Monday was reportedly struck by several cars before a motorist pulled over and alerted authorities.

California Highway Patrol Officer Brent Leatherman said troopers were called about 3:41 a.m. to the westbound freeway, where the body of a man in his mid-30s was lying in the slow lane.

Witnesses told Leatherman that several cars struck the man but did not stop.

Leatherman said there were no suspects in the possible felony hit-and run. He said drivers should always stop if they have struck a pedestrian, even if it was an accident.

"One person ran over the body after the fact and called 911, which is what we want people to do,'' he said. "They won't get into trouble."

The man, who was not identified, was believed to have last lived at a rehabilitation center on 6th Street, Leatherman said. It wasn't known why he walked onto the freeway. An autopsy was pending.

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