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Deadly Collision Prompts Closure of 60 Freeway in Moreno Valley

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In a tragic incident early this morning, all westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway in Moreno Valley were shut down as a result of a fatal collision involving a pedestrian. The catastrophic event unfolded shortly after 3 a.m. near Perris Boulevard, as reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

The CHP responded to the accident promptly, only to discover the victim already deceased on the roadway. Official identification of the victim is pending, and further information regarding the circumstances of the crash has yet to be disclosed.

Authorities are in the process of investigating the scene to understand the cause and factors involved in this lethal crash. Commuters using the 60 Freeway were advised to seek alternative routes as the closure is expected to impact morning traffic flow significantly. The incident has prompted reminders of the extreme risks pedestrians face when navigating near or across freeways, and the CHP emphasizes the importance of pedestrian safety, particularly in dark, pre-dawn hours.

The abrupt closure of the freeway indicates the serious nature of the scene that law enforcement officers and emergency personnel are handling. At this stage, it is unknown when the lanes will be reopened for regular traffic. The CHP is also putting efforts into determining whether other vehicles were involved, and if so, the condition of those drivers or passengers remains unknown.

Source: Patch