Man hit, killed while trying to cross SW Freeway

A fatal accident shuts down the Southwest Freeway at Hillcroft during rush hour.

March 23, 2011 8:15:51 AM PDT
A fatal auto-pedestrian accident caused big problems on the southwest side of town during rush hour. Police say a black Chevrolet Suburban was traveling northbound on the freeway when it struck a male pedestrian attempting to cross the highway. The driver did stop and provided information to investigators at the scene. The investigation is continuing.

The police investigation had all northbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway shut down before Hillcroft for a while, causing a major traffic jam. The lanes were finally reopened just before 9am.

The victim's identity hasn't been released.

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