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Unidentified naked man killed by Hwy 70 traffic

California Highway Patrol (CHP) said an unidentified man died when he ran into traffic on Highway 70 Tuesday night. The CHP said the man was naked and acting erratically when he was hit.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 8:12 AM
Updated: Sep 30, 2020 8:23 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - California Highway Patrol (CHP) said an unidentified man died when he ran into traffic on Highway 70 Tuesday night. The CHP said the man was naked and acting erratically when he was hit.

Officers said they arrived on the scene to find the white male on the highway lying on his back, unclothed and unresponsive. Due to his injuries, consistent with a motor vehicle collision, the man was immediately taken to Enloe Medical Center.

Investigators said they found that the man was first sighted running in the northbound lane of Highway 70, just north of Montgomery Street, when he was first struck by a Chevrolet pick-up truck.

The male driver of the truck said he was driving 70 mph, and tried avoiding the man. The truck driver says the unidentified man jumped in front of his vehicle, propelling the unidentified man into the air. 

A second driver traveling in the same direction in a Honda Civic reported hitting the man again when he was lying unconscious in the roadway. 

The unidentified man died from his injuries at the Enloe Medical Center. It is unknown at this time if any drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident.

The Butte County Sherriff's Office is assisting to identify and notify his next of kin. Action News Now will be following that investigation. 

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