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CHP Says Man Struck, Killed On Highway 101 In Ventura County Had Dementia

(Photo courtesy CHP)
Body of man found on Highway 101 in Ventura County Tuesday morning

CHP investigators say a man with dementia apparently wandered onto Highway 101 in Ventura County, where he was struck and killed.

The body of the 68 year old man was discovered just after 7 a.m. Tuesday on the center divider of the northbound 101 near Rancho Road in Thousand Oaks. His name hasn’t been released yet, and an autopsy is still pending.

Officers say evidence at the scene indicates the man might have been struck by a Toyota which didn’t stop, so they are looking with a vehicle with front end damage.

The investigation closed the fast lane of the 101 in the area for more than four hours, creating a big backup for much of the morning commute.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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