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Pedestrian Death Shuts down I-80 at Powell Street

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A pedestrian was struck and killed early this morning on I-80 near the Powell on-ramp.

The investigation by the California Highway Patrol closed the freeway for more than an hour while traffic was diverted to Powell Street.


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The victim, described only as male, was first reported by CHP Oakland shortly after 4 a.m. sitting on top of the freeway’s center divide of the onramp.

A short time later, a vehicle struck the person and the CHP closed westbound lanes on I-80 at 4:25 a.m. The freeway reopened at about 5:30 a.m.

September 11 Update: The pedestrian was identified by the Alameda  County coroner’s bureau on Wednesday as 38-year-old Daniel Boyer. No home address was listed for Boyer.

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