Carlos Mejia has been identified by authorities as the victim in a freeway pedestrian collision that occurred in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on November 1. Mr. Mejia, an 84-year-old local resident, was apparently walking on the 101 Freeway near the Gower Street off-ramp at approximately 1:00 a.m. when he was struck by a Nissan sedan driven by a 34-year-old male. The driver exited the freeway but called 911 and immediately returned to the scene of the accident. First responders took the man for treatment at an area hospital, but he passed away shortly afterward. Police are investigating the incident and why the elderly man was walking on a freeway.
We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.
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