Body Found on 10 Freeway Was Hit By at Least 20 Vehicles
The California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Cornoner's office are working to piece together a troubling case this morning, after a dead body was discovered on the 10 Freeway, according to the LA Times. The body was first spotted "in the middle lanes of the 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard" at around 3:35 this morning, and reported to the CHP. While on the freeway, an estimated minimum of 20 vehicles struck the body and continued on, according to a live report on KTLA. Reportedly those drivers may have thought the body was debris.
How the body came to be on the freeway is at the core of the investigation, as well as if the victim was alive when he first came to be on the 10. A possible pedestrian sighting report could be tied to the case.
The gender and age of the victim has not been made available, and the Coroner is working to determine the cause of death. So far, authorities say the believe the victim is a white or Hispanic male.
Meanwhile, commuters faced closed onramps and lanes this morning as the investigation continued into morning rush hour.