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710 Freeway reopened after woman fatally struck running in lanes

Despite CHP efforts to stop traffic, a woman is fatally struck by a vehicle on the 710 Freeway and killed.
All southbound lanes of the 710 Freeway reopened just north of 405 Freeway after woman is struck, killed

The 710 Freeway was reopened overnight after a woman was fatally struck by a vehicle despite police efforts to stop traffic.

Lanes were reopened just north of the 405 Freeway interchange shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, was reported running in traffic lanes about 8:35 p.m. Authorities attempted to stop traffic to avoid a collision, but she was struck anyway, said CHP Officer Tony Polizzi.

The Long Beach Fire Department and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office also responded to the scene.

A SigAlert was issued after the southbound lanes of the freeway closed just north of the 405 Freeway for the investigation. One lane was reopened at 11:50 p.m.

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6:34 a.m. Aug. 7: This post was updated to include information about the full freeway reopening.

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