Driver killed after getting out of his car on 91 Freeway, CHP says

A 26-year-old Carson man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway in Compton, authorities said this morning.

The victim was driving a Mercedes-Benz C300 when he was involved in a collision with a Scion XA near the Alameda Street off-ramp about 11:30 p.m. Monday and his vehicle came to rest facing the wrong way in the carpool lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of the Mercedes-Benz got out of his car and began walking in traffic lanes when he was struck by a 2014 Ford Mustang being driven by a 32-year-old man from Rancho Cucamonga. The pedestrian, whose name was not released, sustained fatal injuries as a result of being hit by the Mustang, the CHP said.

Moments later, the pedestrian, who was lying in the No. 3 lane, was struck by a second vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz E350 being driven by a 47-year-old Corona man, the CHP said.

The driver of the Scion, a 31-year-old Compton woman, was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries, according to the CHP. No other injuries were reported.

A stretch of the freeway just west of Alameda Street was closed for four hours before it reopened about 3:30 a.m.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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