LAKE LOS ANGELES – A man walking in the street was hit and killed by a big rig early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
“At approximately 3:45 in the morning, we received a call of a pedestrian down on Avenue J, [near] 150th Street East,” said Sergeant Tim Jacobson of the California Highway Patrol, Antelope Valley. “Our units responded and found a male that had been struck.”
The man had been walking west within the westbound lane of Avenue J when he was struck by a 2008 Freightliner tractor, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The vehicle’s driver, 47-year-old Wilfred Lopez of Bakersfield, was not injured in the collision, the CHP report states.
“After the first initial collision, we believe that the victim was once again hit by another vehicle heading east, but that vehicle is unknown at this time,” Jacobson said.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said Wednesday afternoon.
“At this time intoxication does not appear to be a factor,” the CHP report states.
Avenue J, between 150th and 170th Street East, was closed for approximately six hours due to the incident.
The traffic collision is still under investigation.
UPDATED 1-10-16: The deceased has been identified as Robert Wayne Jones, 56, of Lake Los Angeles, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.