Another fatality in Silverlake this evening, after a pedestrian stepped onto a major highway and was struck by a car. This is the second fatal vehicle versus pedestrian collision this year, and also the fifth fatal event in Silverlake in 2015.
Westlake PD has been called in to perform an investigation around the incident.
"We're not entirely sure the intentions of the individual who stepped into the highway. Whether it was a suicide attempt or a simple accident, it's completely unclear. We also haven't determined if alcohol is a factor in either parties, but we have concluded that speed is not a factor in this collision." said Collision Reconstruction Patrolman Jon Kastro in a statement.
Police are not releasing the name of the deceased until family has been notified.