A body was found on the 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley.

1 month ago

California Highway Patrol officers investigate after a man was hit and killed on the 405 freeway at Brookhurst Street in Fountain Valley on Thursday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the body was spotted shortly after 8 p.m. in the carpool lane, said Officer Janelle Bautista.

A motorist called authorities just after 8 p.m. to report striking the body, which apparently was already on the roadway of the southbound 405 near Brookhurst.

Three lanes of traffic were closed, for investigation bringing traffic to a crawl in both directions.

An abandoned vehicle was found nearby, but it is not yet clear if the vehicle has a connection to the person struck.