By CBSLA Staff

DOWNEY (CBSLA) — A woman was struck and killed by a car in Downey early Thursday, authorities said.

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The crash happened at about 4:50 a.m. on Firestone Boulevard and Newville Avenue, not far from the 605 Freeway.

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Police say the car was driving westbound on Firestone, and the impact of the crash threw the woman into the eastbound lanes.

The woman has not been identified, and the driver remained on the scene.

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The area around Firestone and Newville was closed for the fatal crash investigation.