LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A woman was struck and killed by the Metro bus she was trying to flag down in the Mid-Wilshire area early Tuesday.

The accident happened along Wilshire Boulevard and Rossmore Avenue at about 12:20 a.m. Investigators say it appears the woman may have been trying to flag down the eastbound bus, when she stepped off the sidewalk and was struck by the bus.

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The driver of the bus stopped at the scene and police say he is cooperating with the investigation.

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Wilshire was closed for about a block during the investigation.

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The woman was later identified as 41-year-old Heather Kirkorowicz.