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Tow truck fatally strikes pedestrian on I-680 in Walnut Creek (CA)

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A man died early Saturday after being struck by a tow truck on northbound Interstate 680 near Walnut Creek, according to the California Highway Patrol


Officers responded to a report around 1 a.m. of a tow truck hitting a pedestrian in the middle lane of I-680, just north of N. Main Street, said Sean Wilkenfeld, a CHP spokesman.


Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. He was not immediately identified.


Officials said the tow truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The driver and a passerby told CHP that the man had been running across the freeway before the collision.


“We have ruled out drugs or alcohol on the driver’s part,” Wilkenfeld said. Investigators are awaiting a toxicology report from the Contra Costa County coroner’s office to determine if the victim was under the influence.


The incident closed all lanes of the freeway for an hour and a half as officials investigated the scene.



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