A pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle Friday in the Malibu area, prompting the closure of a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway.

The man was crossing the roadway in the 22000 block of PCH about 6 a.m. when he was fatally injured, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Information was not immediately available on his identity.

The motorist remained at the scene and was interviewed by law enforcement authorities, the sheriff’s department reported.

PCH was closed in both directions between Carbon Canyon and Malibu Canyon roads while an investigation was conducted. All lanes were reopened about 9:45 a.m.

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