Pedestrian killed after crash on Interstate 5


REDDING, Calif. - A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a commercial tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 in Redding late Wednesday night. 

The California Highway Patrol said a 58-year-old pedestrian from Redding was in the freeway near the Cypress Avenue exit at approximately 8:40 p.m. when a tractor-trailer hit and killed them. 

The #3 lane of Southbound Interstate 5 was shut down after the crash. 

The CHP said it is unknown why the pedestrian was in the freeway. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor as it pertains to the driver of the commercial vehicle. 

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