Pedestrian Walking on San Jose 101 Freeway Killed

The incident was first reported as a pedestrian walking on the freeway shoulder at 7:18 p.m., Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Freeway lanes on the northbound 101 were reopened early Saturday morning following the investigation of a crash that killed a pedestrian Friday night.

The first call came in at 7:18 p.m. on the northbound 101, south of the Old Bayshore Highway exit ramp, according to California Highway Patrol Officer James Evans.

Callers reported a pedestrian walking on the right hand shoulder, traveling with the traffic.

Other callers reported seeing a man in the center divide, Evans told Patch.

Still other callers reported seeing a man lying down in a far right lane, Evans said.

A pedestrian was declared dead at the scene and all lanes were temporarily shut down; at 7:44 p.m., the far left lane was reopened.

At 12:50 a.m., all lanes were reopened, Evans told Patch.


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