Lanes reopen after fatal hit-and-run near Carquinez Bridge

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
CHP investigates fatal hit-and-run in Vallejo.

VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- A man died following a hit-and-run accident in Vallejo early Sunday morning.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 80 just after the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza.

The CHP say it appears a pedestrian was trying to cross the roadway when he was hit by several vehicles.

"The initial vehicle that hit the pedestrian most likely would be blameless in the accident, depending on the circumstances," said CHP Sgt. Eric Lund. "But for some reason, we don't know yet, they failed to stop and call the police and wait at the scene of the accident."

Investigators say it's not yet clear if the man who was hit was homeless.

The left lane of 80 was closed during the investigation.

It has since reopened.

The CHP says it's received a lot of calls about pedestrians crossing the freeway in that area.