Ambulance. Photo Credit: Scott Sanchez on Wikimedia Commons

A 19-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a big rig on the 15 Freeway, officials said Monday.

The man was walking on the right shoulder of the freeway when he — for reasons still under investigation — wandered into traffic and was struck by a Freightliner semi on Interstate 15 south of Carroll Canyon Road around 5:35 a.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. It was still unclear why the man was walking on the freeway.

–City News Service