RICHMOND (KRON) — Westbound Interstate 80 in Richmond was closed on Friday night after a pedestrian was fatally hit by a car on Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At around 8 p.m., the CHP got a call about a pedestrian possibly jumping off of a freeway overpass onto I-80 West near McBryde Avenue in Richmond. When officers arrived, they said they found a pedestrian lying in the traffic lanes.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
I-80 West at McBryde was closed. As of 8:45 p.m., the two left lanes have reopened.
Officers will be running traffic breaks to keep people at a safe speed while they investigate, police said.
Police are trying to confirm whether or not the pedestrian jumped off the overpass, police said.
But police did say at least one car hit the pedestrian on I-80.
Expect delays: Westbound 80 at McBryde in #RichmondCA is closed. Officers are responding to a possible pedestrian vs vehicle collision
— CHP Oakland (@CHPoakland) January 21, 2017