Grover Beach man hit and killed on Highway 101 near SLO

A 56-year-old Grover Beach man who was walking on Highway 101 near San Luis Obispo was struck and killed by a car early Monday morning.

Shortly before 4:30 a.m., a 41-year-old driver from Castroville called 911, saying he had hit a pedestrian in a northbound lane on Highway 101 near South Higuera Street. Firefighters arrived at the scene and tried to revive the Grover Beach man but did not succeed.

Authorities have yet to disclose the victim’s identity. It is unclear why he was walking on the highway.

Investigators do not suspect drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the CHP at (805) 594-8700 and leave a message for Officer Popper.

Officials closed northbound Highway 101 in the area for about an hour and a half following the crash. Traffic backed up in the area, and drivers were forced to use alternative routes.