Authorities Friday identified a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle and killed on the transition road from the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway to the northbound Long Beach (710) Freeway in Commerce.

Bennie Nevarez, 61, who was homeless, died at the scene of his injury, which occurred about 9:40 p.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the California Highway Patrol.

The circumstances of the death were under investigation.

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