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Man killed by big rig while running in freeway lanes

A man who was running in and out of traffic on the Pomona Freeway in Boyle Heights was killed Tuesday afternoon when he ran in front of a big rig, authorities said.

The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, began running north in westbound lanes of the highway near Whittier Boulevard shortly after 3 p.m., according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The truck hit him, tangling his body in its wheels. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

The incident and subsequent investigation snarled traffic on the freeway for several hours.

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