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Man Found Dead Along 10 Freeway In Jefferson Park

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man was found dead Wednesday at the side of the eastbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway in the Jefferson Park area of Los Angeles, authorities said.

The body was discovered about 7:30 a.m. near Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles police said. The cause of death was not immediately known. The man appeared to be about 50-years-old, authorities said.

The number five lane of the eastbound freeway was closed while an investigation was conducted, California Highway Patrol officials said.

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