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Man struck twice and killed after accident on 134 Freeway

(Ross A. Benson / For Times Community News)

A driver who exited his car following a crash on the 134 Freeway in Glendale early Saturday morning was killed after being struck twice by other vehicles, authorities said.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin, Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said.

The initial crash occurred at 12:24 a.m. when a 2005 Toyota Solara rear-ended a 2001 Honda CRV that had stopped for unknown reasons in a middle westbound lane just before Pacific Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada said.

After the crash, the driver of the Solara exited his vehicle and began walking toward the center divider wall, she said.

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The man was struck the first time when a Lexus IS 250 traveling about 75 miles per hour merged into the carpool lane to avoid the disabled vehicles, Posada said.

The force of the impact propelled the man over the divider into the eastbound carpool lane. He “was still alive and moving,” Posada said, when he was struck by a second vehicle. He was pronounced dead at 12:42 a.m.

The eastbound driver fled the scene and has not been located or identified, Posada said.

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The crash remains under investigation and no arrests have been made.

There was no information about the driver of the CRV.

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call California Highway Patrol investigators at (626) 296-8100.

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