A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday on the Artesia (91) Freeway in Compton, authorities said.
The pedestrian was described as a man, who was approximately 45 years old, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The pedestrian was reported lying in the No. 3 lane of the Artesia Freeway at Wilmington Avenue at 5:30 a.m., according to the CHP. An off-duty Redondo Beach police officer reported the body was in the No. 4 lane.
A witness told the CHP vehicles were swerving to avoid the body and that a vehicle with damage consistent with a traffic collision was nearby.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:47 a.m. by Compton Fire Department paramedics.
A SigAlert was issued at 5:54 a.m. for all westbound lanes and the onramp from Artesia Boulevard to the westbound 91 Freeway.
A representative from the coroner’s office was called to the scene at 6:12 a.m.