Man struck, killed while walking along freeway in North Hollywood ID'd

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man walking along a freeway before being struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in North Hollywood has been identified.

The 18-year-old man from Australia was identified as Rishi Chaubal Menon, said Lt. Dave Smith of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Menon was struck around 12:18 a.m. at Vineland Avenue on the northbound lanes of the 170 Freeway, just north of the 101 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was unclear where Menon came from or why he was on the freeway.

Investigators do not have a vehicle description and are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver.

The City News Service contributed to this report.

CORRECTION: It was previously reported that the driver had stopped.
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