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Man Fatally Struck By Several Cars On 101 Freeway

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A man who was walking on the 101 Freeway in Encino early this morning was struck and killed by several cars.

CHP Officer Alex Rubio told the L.A. Times that there were at least four cars that hit the man around 1:06 a.m. on the 101 Freeway at White Oak Avenue. Just moments earlier, authorities had received calls that there was a man walking on shoulder and in the lanes of the freeway.

All the lanes of the eastbound freeway were closed off until about 4:45 a.m. while authorities investigated the incident. It's not clear at this time what caused the man, who has not been identified, to walk on the freeway, reported KTLA.

UPDATE 6/26/14, 10:30 a.m.: The L.A. County Coroner's Office has identified the man who was killed as 33-year-old Matthew Allen Hayes of Encino, according to City News Service.