Pedestrian killed on Highway 101 in Burlingame was Air Force sergeant

The pedestrian who was struck and killed on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame early Wednesday morning has been identified as Raymond Briggs, the California Highway Patrol said Friday.

Officers are looking for witnesses to the collision that left Briggs, a 36-year-old resident of Tucson, Ariz., and sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, lying on the ground in the fast lane of the highway at 1:25 a.m.

“We are still trying to figure out what happened,” Officer Art Montiel said.

Officers are looking into why Briggs was on foot in the roadway and are retracing his steps during the last 24 hours before the accident, Montiel said.

The CHP did not find an abandoned vehicle near the scene and no other vehicles were involved in an accident, Montiel said.

Briggs was hit by a blue 2008 Toyota Prius driven by Takehiko Tajima, 40, of Foster City, Montiel said.

Officers responding to the scene saw the Toyota parked in the center divider with its emergency flashers activated.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident, Montiel said.

Anyone who may have been a witness to the accident is encouraged to contact the CHP at (650) 369-6261.

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