Woman struck, killed by car on Whittier Blvd. in Montebello

MONTEBELLO — A woman died late Tuesday after being struck by a car on Whittier Boulevard, police said.
The woman’s name was not released early Wednesday pending notification of family members, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Chief of Operation Craig Harvey said. She was initially described as a 45-year-old woman and believed to be a transient.
The incident took place about 10:20 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Whittier Boulevard, Montebello police Lt. Rich Meadows said.
“Officers discovered that a female in her 40s was struck by a vehicle as she was walking south crossing Whittier Boulevard,” the lieutenant said.
“Montebello Fire Department paramedics responded and administered medical attention, however the woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 10:38 p.m.,” he said.
The driver of the car remained at the scene and did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Meadows said.
The crash remained under investigation.

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