Grover Beach man walking on freeway killed in early morning crash

CHP investigating deadly crash

Grover Beach man killed while walking...

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - A Grover Beach man was killed early Monday morning after he was hit by a car while walking on U.S. Highway 101 near San Luis Obispo.

It happened at about 4:30 a.m. The California Highway Patrol says they received a call about a pedestrian walking in the middle lane of the northbound side of Highway 101 near the Higuera Street off-ramp.

Soon after, CHP got another call about a pedestrian that was just hit at the same location. CHP says the man is 58-year-old and may have been a transient.

"We are looking for witness statements to find out what he was doing in the middle of the No. 2 lane, so if anyone knows anything or saw anything early this morning they can contact our office," said CHP Officer Jordan Richards.

The deadly collision forced the closure of all northbound lanes of the highway for over an hour.

CHP says the 41-year-old driver of the car that struck and killed the pedestrian was not driving under the influence and was not arrested. The identity of the man killed will not be released until his family has been notified.

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