A fatality investigation prompted the temporary closure of the northbound 101 Freeway through the downtown Los Angeles area Thursday morning.

The crash was reported on the freeway about 4:50 a.m. near Alameda Street, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log.

Officers arrived to find a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokesperson for the CHP confirmed.

There was no word on why the pedestrian was on the freeway.

The CHP issued a SigAlert for the closure of the northbound lanes.

Traffic was being taken off the 101 Freeway at Alameda Street.

The westbound 10 Freeway near the 101 was also impacted by traffic delays from the investigation.

The SigAlert was canceled shortly before 7 a.m.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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