Southbound 101 Freeway lanes in Hollywood reopen after body found on roadway

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- All lanes of the southbound 101 Freeway in Hollywood reopened Wednesday morning after a body was found on the roadway.

The California Highway Patrol issued a Sigalert for southbound lanes near Santa Monica Boulevard at about 9:20 p.m. after receiving a call regarding a pedestrian on the freeway.

Los Angeles police said they received reports of a person running in and out of traffic. As officers attempted to stop the man and remove him away from traffic, he jumped over a railing of the overpass and fell onto the freeway, according to police.

Police said the man, who appears to be a transient, was believed to be under the influence of alcohol.

CHP said lanes would be blocked for at least an hour and later reopened two lanes at about 10:33 p.m. Closures for all lanes were lifted at 3:32 a.m. Wednesday.

Police and CHP were at the scene investigating.
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