710 Freeway

Man Struck, Killed by SUV While Running Across Freeway in Bell

A pedestrian was killed Sunday on the Long Beach (710) Freeway in Bell, authorities said.

The pedestrian was described as a 25-year-old man, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The incident was reported just before 3 a.m. on the southbound Long Beach Freeway just south of Slauson Avenue.

A 2015 Toyota Highlander driven by a 47-year-old man was going southbound, south of Slauson Avenue, when the SUV struck the 25-year-old man, who was running across the lanes of traffic.

The coroner was called to the scene at about 3:40 a.m., the CHP said.

A SigAlert was issued shutting down all southbound 710 lanes just south of Slauson Avenue at about 3:15 a.m. The far right lane was reopened at 4:10 a.m. All lanes were reopened at 4:37 a.m.

The CHP asked anyone with any information regarding the death to call them at (323) 980-4600.

Copyright CNS - City News Service
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