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.

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

Wilshire was closed for about a block during the investigation.

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

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