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Man Walking Across the 405 Hit By Two Cars and Killed

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The 405 Freeway northbound approaching Howard Hughes Parkway (Photo by raymondyue via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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A 35-year-old man was struck and killed yesterday evening while walking across the northbound 405 Freeway for an unknown reason.The man was hit by a 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by 24-year-old Los Angeles resident Adolfo Lujan, and launched into the air at about 6:45 p.m. Saturday, just north of Howard Hughes Parkway in Westchester, City News Service reported. He then was struck by a 2012 Hyundai driven by 50-year-old Gardena resident Djuna Johnson, who told a CHP officer she couldn’t stop before hitting him.

The man suffered head and multiple leg trauma and was transported to UCLA Westwood, where he was pronounced dead. All lanes except one on the 405 northbound were closed until 8 p.m., CHP said.

The man did not have a vehicle, and officers didn’t say why he was walking across the freeway.