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Pedestrian killed on 10 Freeway after report of naked man on road [Updated]

October 10, 2011 |  7:12 am

Officials were investigating the early morning death Monday of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on the westbound 10 Freeway.

Three lanes were closed for more than 90 minutes after the 4:45 a.m. accident just east of La Brea Avenue.

No details were immediately available.

A California Highway Patrol incident log showed reports of a naked man running on the roadside at about the time of the accident.

[Updated at 12:01 p.m.: According to a California Highway Patrol statement, beginning at about 4:39 a.m., several people called to report a man removing his clothes and walking into lanes of traffic on the 10.

CHP officers found the man had been struck by a 2004 Chevrolet 2500HD truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.]


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