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Caltrans contractor killed in hit-and-run crash on 110 Freeway

Traffic is stopped on the 110 Freeway after a Caltrans contract worker was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday.
Traffic is stopped on the 110 Freeway on Wednesday morning after a Caltrans contract worker was struck and killed by a vehicle while closing a lane near 3rd Street.
(KTLA)

Authorities are searching for a driver who struck and killed a Caltrans contract worker on the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles just after midnight Wednesday.

The 48-year-old worker was on the roadway setting up to close a lane near 3rd Street when he was struck by a passing vehicle heading south, according to a statement issued by the California Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dead man’s name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, officials said. He was a resident of Fallbrook.

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Authorities are searching for a dark SUV in connection with the collision, and any witnesses with information are being asked to call the CHP at (213) 744-2331.

Caltrans extended condolences to the man’s family on social media and reminded drivers to move over and slow down when they see emergency vehicles. California law requires drivers to slow and leave space for maintenance and emergency vehicles, including Caltrans vehicles, they said.


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