Written by AARON CASTREJON
EL MONTE - A Sig Alert has been issued on the I-10 freeway near Durfee Avenue in El Monte after a pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday morning.
First responders were sent to the location just before 5:30 a.m. Thursday, November 9. The No. 5, 6 and 7 Lanes are shut down until at least 7 a.m. until the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner arrives, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Prior to the crash, there were numerous reports of a man with a backpack nearly being struck while walking near the slow lane of the west I-10 freeway. The pedestrian was finally struck and went down in the No. 4 lane, according to CHP traffic logs.