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Fatal crash involving pedestrian snarls traffic for hours on San Jose freeway

Mulitple northbound lanes of Highway 101 in San Jose were shut down for hours early Thursday after a fatal crash involving a pedestrian.

One lane was open on 101 just before the Oakland Road exit, backing up commute traffic for miles to the Interstate 280-680 interchange.

The California Highway Patrol got the initial call at about 3:40 a.m. Officers were still was at the scene more than two hours later, investigating the crash and controlling traffic.

All lanes were open just after 6 a.m., the CHP said.

It was not immediately clear why the pedestrian was on the freeway.

Source: NBC Bay Area

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