Pedestrian hit, killed on Highway 280

February 21, 2009 1:27:27 PM PST
Investigators are trying to determine why a pedestrian who was hit and killed by a vehicle in San Francisco Saturday morning had appeared in the southbound lanes of Interstate Highway 280, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

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At about 1:30 a.m. patrol officers and medical emergency crews responded to Highway 280 just passed a southbound onramp at Geneva Avenue in the city's Glen Park neighborhood, where a vehicle was reported to have struck and killed a pedestrian, CHP officer Nicole Pacheco said.

Preliminary CHP reports indicate that a call to authorities reporting the accident was made from the vehicle that hit the victim in a right lane of Highway 280, and that the pedestrian crashed through the vehicle's windshield upon impact.

A request for a coroner was made by CHP officers at the scene at about 1:35 a.m., Pacheco said.

An ongoing investigation into the accident was being led by CHP officers at the scene at 2:20 a.m.

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