Car hits and kills pedestrian on freeway in Boyle Heights

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed Thursday on the northbound 101 Freeway in the Boyle Heights area.

Paramedics sent to the freeway near Whittier Boulevard shortly after 5 a.m. pronounced the person dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

The northbound freeway was closed while an investigation was conducted.

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