Elderly man killed walking in traffic lane

A 74-year-old man was killed late Friday when a car struck him as he walked in a traffic lane of Interstate Highway 680 near Capitol Expressway in San Jose, California Highway Patrol reported today.

The CHP received a report at 11:05 p.m. Friday of a vehicle that had crashed into a pedestrian on northbound I-680 near the expressway and upon arrival, found the victim lying in the number four lane of the highway, Officer Ross Lee said.

The driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu who was traveling in the lane was not able to avoid hitting the pedestrian, Lee said.

An emergency medical team administered CPR and basic life support but could not revive the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Malibu immediately pulled over to the right shoulder, remained until the CHP got there and cooperated fully with officers, Lee said.

From a preliminary investigation, the CHP determined that the pedestrian had walked onto I-680 northbound from Capitol, continued traversing south on the off-ramp against traffic and then ended up inside the number four lane where the car struck him.

The CHP issued a Sig-alert at 11:36 p.m. Friday for northbound I-680 and then opened all lanes shortly after 1 a.m. today.

No arrest was made and the accident still being investigated.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office arrived at the scene to transport the man’s body. His name was not released.