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CHP Identifies Pedestrian Killed on I-5 Near Red Bluff

California Highway Patrol has identified the pedestrian hit and killed on I-5 near Red Bluff early Friday morning.

Posted: Dec 28, 2018 4:31 AM
Updated: Dec 28, 2018 9:49 AM

UPDATE 9:47 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 -California Highway Patrol has identified the pedestrian hit and killed on I-5 as Kenneth Victor Scott, 59, of Red Bluff. 

Authorities say that for unknown reasons Scott was wearing dark clothing and laying in the middle of the southbound lane when he was hit. 

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UPDATE 7:20 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 - California Highway Patrol says all southbound lanes are open for traffic. Action News Now will be following the latest on the developing investigation on air and online. 

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RED BLUFF, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol and Cal Trans have shut down the right, southbound lane of I-5 in Red Bluff due to a pedestrian hit and killed by a big rig.

The CHP says it happened at around 3 a.m. Friday north of Adobe Road. Witnesses reported a man standing in the middle of the lane just before being hit by a big rig. Traffic control is in place, with vehicles being allowed through the left lane. The right lane is undergoing a long-term closure and investigators clear the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details. 

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