By LUCY GUANUNA
Echo Park — An early morning collision left a pedestrian dead on the northbound 101 Freeway near Glendale Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The pedestrian was struck by a 2016 Toyota Tacoma truck at about 2:20 a.m. as he attempted to cross the freeway from the right shoulder to the center median, according to CHP records.
The victim, a 26-year-old Los Angeles resident, sustained blunt trauma injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A SigAlert was declared after two northbound lanes were blocked and officials conducted an investigation. The lanes were reopened by about 5 am.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Nobody was arrested in relation to the collision.
Update: A second collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle took place several hours later on the same section of the freeway in Echo Park.
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