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Pedestrian killed by vehicle on 101 Freeway in downtown L.A.

Pedestrian killed by vehicle on 101 Freeway in downtown L.A.
Approximate location, shown in red, where a pedestrian was struck and killed on the 101 Freeway on Saturday. (Google Maps)

A 34-year-old pedestrian was killed Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle on the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol officers and paramedics responded to the northbound side of the freeway near Alameda Street about 6:30 p.m. after a caller reported a "pedestrian down in the roadway," according to the CHP.

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Few details were available about the incident, pending the ongoing investigation, but the CHP said investigators had determined the man was struck by a 1998 Mercury traveling northbound. The 72-year-old driver and a 36-year-old passenger were not hurt, authorities said.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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