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Pedestrian Hit And Killed In West LA Crosswalk

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WEST LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A big rig driver fatally struck a woman at a freeway onramp in West Los Angeles Wednesday.

The woman, identified Wednesday evening as 63-year-old Kelly Shimizu, was struck by a double trailer, at a marked crosswalk at Santa Monica Boulvard at Cotner Ave., according to police and broadcast reports.

The accident occurred about 10:40 a.m.

Los Angeles police said the trucker may have not realized he hit a person at first. The 64-year-old driver is a Whittier resident.

There was no evidence of alcohol or drug intoxication and “the collision appeared to be a tragic accident,” said police.

Shimizu was declared dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the accident was asked to call the LAPD’s West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0222.

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