SAN JOSE -- An elderly pedestrian was killed late Friday when he was hit by a car while walking on Interstate 680, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol responded about 11:05 p.m. to report that a pedestrian had been hit on northbound I-680 at Capitol Expressway, CHP Officer Ross Lee said. Officers arrived and found an elderly man lying unresponsive in the far right lane.

The officers began performing CPR and other basic life-support efforts until emergency crews arrived, Lee said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics arrived.

Investigators said it appeared the man walked onto the interstate from Capitol Expressway and headed south against traffic on the off-ramp, Lee said. At some point the man entered the roadway and was hit by a 2001 Chevy Malibu as he walked into the slow lane.

The driver of the Malibu stayed on scene and was cooperative with investigators, Lee said. No arrests were made.

The victim's identity has not yet been released, and the investigation into the crash is continuing, officials said. The crash was the first of two pedestrian collisions to occur overnight on San Jose highways, the second occurring three hours later when a pedestrian was hit by a California Highway Patrol car on Highway 101. The still-unidentitied pedestrian suffered seriously injuries.

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