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Cyclist killed trying to cross Bay Area freeway

BERKELEY — The California Highway Patrol says a bicyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle on eastbound Interstate 80 in Berkeley.

CHP Officer James Evans says officers were called to the scene around 4:30 a.m. Saturday just after a bicyclist was hit while attempting to cross the divide of the highway just west of University Avenue.

Evans says the 24-year-old bicyclist originally from Jamaica Plain, Mass., was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Investigators shut down all lanes of traffic for nearly two hours before reopening them around 6:30 a.m.

The CHP says at least one truck was involved in the crash and sustained heavy front-end damage.

Evans says no one was arrested in connection with the crash, which remains under investigation.

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