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Pedestrian killed overnight on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - All lanes on Highway 101 are back open Friday morning after a pedestrian was struck and killed.

The California Highway Patrol says a semi-truck driver called 911 at 1:16 a.m. reporting hitting a person. Santa Barbara City Fire responded with the California Highway Patrol, closing the slow lane and Garden Street off-ramp to investigate.

The victim has only been identified as a 21-year-old male from Oak Park. CHP says he was running across freeway lanes when he was hit by the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

All lanes and the Garden Street offramp were reopened by 5:30 a.m. Overnight traffic was not seriously impacted.

The driver of the semi-truck did stay at the scene. The incident is under investigation.

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