VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A pedestrian was struck and killed on the 15 Freeway in Victorville Thursday morning, forcing all lanes to close.
The collision occurred at 1:45 a.m. on the northbound 15 Freeway at D Street.
According to the California Highway Patrol logs, a male pedestrian who was wearing a blue shirt and shorts was witnessed on the right shoulder of the freeway at about 1:40 a.m.
About 5 minutes later, at 1:45 a.m., another person called to report the pedestrian had been struck by a truck-tractor combination in the fast lane. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by first responders.
As of 2:50 a.m., all northbound lanes are closed, and traffic is being diverted off the D Street off-ramp. It’s unknown how many hours the closure will last.
The circumstances of the collision were not immediately confirmed. This is a developing story, more information will be updated as it becomes available.
This collision is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Victorville Area. Anyone with information regarding this traffic collision is urged to call the California Highway Patrol, Victorville Area office at (760) 241-1186.
UPDATE @ 9:20 am – According to CHP, the pedestrian was identified as a 30-year-old male from Apple Valley, CA. The pedestrian’s identity is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.