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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.

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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