Police located the body of a man believed to have jumped from a moving car on eastbound Highway 24 between the Wilder and Orinda offramps Friday night.
Motorists began calling about a man down on the highway shortly after 11 p.m., initially had difficult located the person in the darkness, and then found him deceased as other motorists called in to say the unidentified man appeared to have jumped from a car.
Several cars pulled over near the scene, possibly after making contact with the body. Police arrived shortly after to seal off the area, shut down the freeway in the eastbound direction and facilitate recovery.
Traffic was allowed through the area on a limited basis and traffic began flowing again at about 12:30 a.m.
On Saturday, the Contra Costa CHP office posted that an Infinity sedan was traveling eastbound on SR-24 when “the right front passenger partially extended himself outside the vehicle. The passenger then fell from the moving vehicle, landing within the traffic lanes where he was struck by a separate passing vehicle.”