Pedestrian fatally struck by big-rig near Gilroy

December 27, 2011 9:19:02 AM PST
A pedestrian was fatally struck by a big-rig on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in unincorporated Gilroy early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The male pedestrian was struck shortly before 1:55 a.m. on northbound Highway 101 just south of Masten Avenue, a CHP dispatcher said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The big-rig driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

The crash prompted the closure of northbound traffic on the highway until about 4:20 a.m. when the roadway was reopened.