CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — A Sacramento man is dead after being struck by multiple vehicles on the freeway in Citrus Heights on Sunday, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol said officers received reports just after 2 a.m. of a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near the Antelope weigh stations.

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Shortly after dispatchers received reports of the crash, another call came in notifying that one of the individuals involved in the three-vehicle crash got out of their car and was struck by oncoming traffic.

The victim, a 47-year-old man out of Sacramento, got out of his vehicle and was struck by an oncoming car in the number 4 lane, officers said. The pedestrian was then hit a second time by another car.

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CHP said both of those drivers remained on the scene to cooperate. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. CHP said it is suspected alcohol played a role in the pedestrian being struck.

No further details have been released regarding the fatal collision or the initial three-vehicle crash. The identity of the deceased has yet to be released.

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The crash caused the westbound lanes of I-80 to be closed in the area from approximately 2:07 a.m. to 4:24 a.m.