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Man Killed After Hopping Off Party Bus Onto 101 Freeway [UPDATED]

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A 24-year-old man was killed after he hopped off a party bus and onto the 101 Freeway.

The bus was heading southbound just past Lankershim after midnight. For whatever reason, the man stepped out of the bus into oncoming traffic, the CHP told City News Service. (However, the department told the Associated Press that the man was "ejected.") Paramedics were called to the scene around 12:23 a.m. and pronounced him dead at the scene two minutes later.

It's not clear how fast the bus and traffic were moving at the time—after all, it's not unheard of for there to be a traffic jam at midnight near Universal City.

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 30, 9:38 A.M., the victim has been identified as C.J. Saraceno by his family, CBS reports.

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Saraceno’s father told City News Service that his son was changing the music on the bus when it turned, causing him to fly out the door.

Saraceno grew up in Watertown, Conn. and attended Tufts University. He worked as a Brand Content Strategist for NCLUSIVE, Inc., an event production and marketing firm in Los Angeles, CBS reports. CNS says that he moved to L.A. two years ago.

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