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logo_chp[CHP] – On Wednesday at approximately 4:45 a.m., the Los Angeles Communications Center broadcast a call of a pedestrian running in the southbound traffic lanes of Interstate 5, south of Vista del Lago (Pyramid Lake).

Shortly thereafter, a secondary call was broadcast of the pedestrian now running in the northbound lanes, with further information relating the pedestrian being struck by vehicle[].

Newhall Area CHP units responded.  Upon arrival, it was confirmed the pedestrian had been struck by a number of vehicles.  Upon investigation, it was determined the incident was the result of a suicide attempt on the part of the deceased party, verified by the decedent’s father, also on scene.

The incident resulted in a full freeway closure of northbound I-5 for approximately 1 hour before the slow lane reopened at 6:10 a.m., restoring northbound traffic flow.

The victim was a 17-year-old male from Bakersfield.

 

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  1. Rocio Esmeralda Gonzalez

  2. Shanda Jones Shanda Jones says:

    How sad😢 so young.

  3. Shanda Jones Shanda Jones says:

    How sad😢 so young.

  4. Oh man. My husband and I saw that on our way into work driving southbound. We saw yellow sheets spread about the freeway, I said wow I wonder what happened and my husband said he thought it was body parts. Sure enough we saw a coroner van pulling up. And now this news article confirms it. How sad.

  5. Oh man. My husband and I saw that on our way into work driving southbound. We saw yellow sheets spread about the freeway, I said wow I wonder what happened and my husband said he thought it was body parts. Sure enough we saw a coroner van pulling up. And now this news article confirms it. How sad.

  6. Oh man. My husband and I saw that on our way into work driving southbound. We saw yellow sheets spread about the freeway, I said wow I wonder what happened and my husband said he thought it was body parts. Sure enough we saw a coroner van pulling up. And now this news article confirms it. How sad.

  7. Julie Burgeson says:

    I always think about suicide being a permanent solution to a temporary problem. So sorry this family has to go through such a tragedy. Of course I don’t know what he was going through it’s so sad that it ended this way. I will be praying for this family

  8. So very sad! So young! Why???? 😞

  9. MoniG says:

    If anyone saw the incident happen, I ask that you please notify me. We are searching for some answers. pktfulofsunshyn@gmail.com

  10. MoniG says:

    If anyone was there during the incident and saw what happened, I ask that you please notify me. We are searching for answers.

  11. Shirley says:

    It’s a sad and selfish act. I lost someone in my family to suicide. Just heartbreaking all the way around. May he rip.

    • Julie says:

      I really don’t think it’s fair for anyone to think it is a selfish act. There are so many people who suffer from mental illness (i.e.: depression, manic depressive bipolar disorder, schizophrenia etc.) and the pain is so horrible for them that they can no longer manage it. Those who don’t suffer from mental illness have no idea what they go through. Their minds don’t think like like those who are not ill. They don’t see other way out of the suffering. So many people who commit suicide have had suicidal thoughts for years, but fight it til they have no fight left. It’s so easy to say what you would do when you don’t suffer from something that affects your mind, your brain function and your reasoning, the diseases are real so please be compassionate.

      • Shirley says:

        Julie, I am entitled to my opinion..just a reminder. I say it’s a selfish act because of what my family is going through and still going through. My family member did not have a mental illness. DO not tell me to have compassion. I am a very compassionate person..How about not judging people.

  12. We saw it on our way to work very sad

  13. bd says:

    I swerved around that dude at 450 am called 911 @ 456am

  14. GiGi says:

    Called 911 at 4:59am Very sad

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