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Lanes on 10 Freeway reopen after report of body prompts hours-long closure

Lanes on 10 Freeway reopen after report of body prompts hours-long closure
A woman's body was found on the 10 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles early Monday. (KTLA)

After being closed for a little over two hours after a woman’s body was found in the roadway, the eastbound 10 Freeway near downtown Los Angeles reopened in time for the Monday morning commute.

A motorist called the California Highway Patrol shortly before 5 a.m. about a woman walking on the freeway near the Alameda Street exit, according to the CHP. Minutes later, another driver called to report a person lying in the lanes, the CHP said.

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When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a woman’s body in the roadway, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. It was not clear whether she had been struck by a car.

Three lanes of the freeway and the Alameda Street offramp were closed for about two hours while authorities investigated. The freeway was reopened about 7:15 a.m.

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