Pedestrian Struck, Killed on 405 Freeway in Long Beach

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - A man was struck and killed Monday after he got out of a vehicle involved in a collision on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Long Beach.

The initial crash involved a black sedan and a white sedan at 12:05 a.m. on the southbound San Diego Freeway just north of Pacific Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. A witness said it caused a chain reaction.

The man got out of one of the vehicles and was struck by multiple vehicles on the freeway, witnesses told the CHP.

One witness told the CHP the man's body was on the northbound side. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The CHP initially flared off the southbound HOV lane and lanes 1, 2 and 3. At 1:04 a.m. it issued a SigAlert shutting down all northbound lanes, diverting traffic to the Long Beach (710) Freeway. The Pacific Avenue on-ramp to the San Diego Freeway was also shut down. The southbound lanes were reopened at 1:16 a.m.

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