Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

An 18-year-old man from Australia was struck and killed on a freeway in North Hollywood early Saturday.

He was later identified as Rishi Chaubal Menon, said coroner’s Lt. Dave Smith.

Menon was struck in the northbound lanes of the Hollywood (170) Freeway, just north of the Ventura (101) Freeway at 12:18 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

He died at the scene, CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos said.

There was no description of the vehicle involved, Villalobos said. There was also no immediate word of why the victim was on the freeway.

Anyone with information regarding the fatality was asked to call the CHP’s West Valley office at (818) 888-0980.

—Staff and wire reports

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