Man struck, killed on 5 Freeway in Newhall Pass

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) -- A man was apparently struck by a vehicle and killed on the southbound 5 Freeway near the Newhall Pass Wednesday afternoon.

Traffic was backing up at the Calgrove entrance with at least one lane closed as a body covered by a white sheet sat on the right lane of the freeway.

The incident was reported to the California Highway Patrol around 5:09 p.m.

Investigators are looking into a report the man had exited a vehicle on the freeway for unknown reasons.

Shortly before 9 p.m., the lanes that were affected by the investigation were reopened.
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