Pedestrian killed after HWY 880 pileup

A man was struck by several vehicles and killed while running across Interstate Highway 880 after a chain-reaction collision early Saturday morning in Hayward, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At around 1:30 a.m., the CHP received reports of a collision on northbound Highway 880 near Paseo Grande Avenue and then heard of a second incident on southbound Highway 880 near state Highway 238, CHP officials said.

Officers discovered that at the first location a Cadillac sedan collided with the rear of a passenger van, which then kept traveling a short distance before it was disabled, CHP officials said.

Several other vehicles, according to the CHP, then struck that disabled van. The occupants had exited the vehicle beforehand.

The Cadillac had come to rest near Paseo Grande Avenue. According to the CHP, it appears the driver exited the vehicle, jumped over a center median and attempted to run into the highway’s southbound lanes.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was then hit by multiple vehicles. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five of six southbound lanes of Highway 880 were closed for more than two hours as a result of this incident. The northbound lanes were completely closed for about an hour.

The episode is being investigated by the CHP. Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the CHP at (800) 835-5247.