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A pedestrian who was killed on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Eagle Rock was identified Wednesday.

Chase Newton, 27, was struck by a motorist who thought the collision was with a large animal, authorities said.

The crash was first reported at 11:38 p.m. Sunday on the eastbound 134 Freeway just west of Figueroa Street, said California Highway Patrol Officer Edgar Figueroa.

Officers arriving at the scene discovered the gray Hyundai Veloster had hit Newton, who died at the scene, Figueroa said.

The CHP issued a SigAlert shutting down all eastbound freeway lanes at Harvey Drive and traffic was able to divert at the Glendale (2) Freeway.

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