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Pedestrian hit and killed on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, off-ramp closed

Dense Fog cause Traffic in SLO Pedestrian Hit

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- A person was hit and killed on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo on early morning Thursday.

The crash involved two cars on northbound Highway 101 at Prado Road in San Luis Obispo on Thursday early morning.

On Thursday at around 6:08 a.m., San Luis Obispo CHP responded to reports of car crash on the northbound off ramp Prado Road on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo.

According to the CHP report website, a caller made a report of a semi-truck and a work truck parked in the lanes. They also say there was debris sprawled all over the road.

Traffic was backed up due to the crash.

Another report later came in about a person laying across both lanes. CHP confirmed that a pedestrian was hit in the crash.

In their investigation, CHP says the pedestrian was running across all lanes on northbound Highway 101. They were then struck by a car in the fast lane.

The pedestrian died on scene.

Officers say there was heavy fog in the area.

A Sig Alert was then placed due to the dense fog in the area. Traffic is closed on northbound Highway 101 just south of Los Osos Valley Road.

CHP closed lanes at the off ramp of Prado Road due the crash.

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