SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Officers are investigating a crash that left a pedestrian dead on Interstate 5 in Sacramento early Wednesday morning.
California Highway Patrol says the incident happened just after 5:30 a.m. near Richards Boulevard.READ MORE: Researchers: ‘Solar Canals' In California Could Save Water, Fight For Climate Change
A pedestrian was struck and killed on the freeway, officers say. It’s unclear why the person was on the freeway.
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Authorities have not released the identity of the pedestrian.
Southbound I-5 just north of the American River was reduced to three lanes due to the incident. All lanes were reopened a little after 7 a.m.MORE NEWS: 'The Damage Is Bad': Sacramento Neighbors Fed Up After Wayward Golf Balls Keep Hitting Homes, Cars
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