One person was killed Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle after a pickup truck overturned on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Acton.

A caller reported at 4:29 a.m. that a vehicle had overturned in the fast lane of the southbound Antelope Valley Freeway at Escondido Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. A subsequent caller said the vehicle was in the carpool lane.

A witness described the overturned vehicle as a gray Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

Witnesses told the CHP that a male who was on the freeway was struck by a vehicle, according to the CHP’s log. It was unclear why the person was on the freeway, but not in a vehicle.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the coroner was summoned, the CHP said.

A Sigalert was issued for all southbound lanes at Escondido Canyon Road with traffic taken off the freeway at Red Rover Mine Road. The lanes were later reopened.

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