PLEASANTON-- A pedestrian was killed on Interstate 680 Monday morning after being struck by three vehicles traveling at freeway speeds, the California Highway Patrol said.

Officers responded about 3:30 a.m. to southbound I-680 at North Stoneridge Drive after getting reports that a man had been hit multiple times on the freeway, Officer Steve Creel said. Police arrived to find the man dead in the center lanes of the interstate after being struck by two Toyota Corollas and a Ford pickup truck.

According to Creel, there was no vehicle on the side of the road to connect to the victim, who has yet to be identified. Officers are continuing their investigation as to why the man was on the highway in the first place.

The CHP shut down all southbound lanes of traffic about 3:45 a.m. until the coroner could arrive to retrieve the man's body, Creel said. The interstate was closed for one hour and 45 minutes from the Interstate 580 connector to the Stoneridge Drive exit.

All southbound lanes of Interstate 680 in Pleasanton reopened about 6:30 a.m., though traffic remained snarled through the majority of the morning commute, Creel said.

Check back for updates.

Contact Erin Ivie at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.



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