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  • Lanes reopened, traffic still snarled after pedestrian killed on Interstate 15

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  • VICTORVILLE — Traffic on southbound Interstate 15 was snarled for hours  Tuesday morning following a fatal traffic collision involving a male pedestrian and a tractor-trailer.
    California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Matt Hunt said the driver of a green Range Rover was having “some sort of mechanical problems or issues” when he parked the vehicle on the shoulder of the southbound I-15 around 7:56 a.m. and walked into traffic.
    “He pulled over on the right shoulder very close to the white line separating the shoulder from the traffic lanes,” Hunt said. “He basically exited his vehicle into the traffic lane.”
    A tractor-trailer hit the man, killing him on impact, according to San Bernardino County Fire Department Capt. Jay Hausman.
    The driver of the truck did not stop.
    The CHP is urging witnesses to come forward as they search for the truck.
    “We are still searching for witnesses and haven’t located the truck,” Hunt said. “We need additional information from those who witnessed the actual collision.”
    Traffic was snarled as officials investigated and closed the No. 2 and No. 3  lanes of the southbound I-15 between Palmdale and Nisqualli roads from 8 to 11 a.m.
    Hunt said all lanes of the southbound Interstate 15 re-opened around 11 a.m.  
    The identity of the man killed has yet to be released.
    Gary Brodeur may be contacted at 760-951-6245 or gbrodeur@vvdailypress.com. Follow him on Twitter @DP_gbrodeur.
    Anneli Fogt can be reached at AFogt@VVDailyPress.com or 760-951-6276. Follow her on Twitter @DP_Anneli_Fogt. 

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