GILROY (CBS SF) — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a big-rig on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in unincorporated Gilroy early Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The male pedestrian was struck shortly before 1:55 a.m. on northbound Highway 101 just south of Masten Avenue, a CHP dispatcher said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The big-rig driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with
authorities.

The crash prompted the closure of northbound traffic on the highway until about 4:20 a.m. when the roadway was reopened.

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