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Authorities Tuesday identified a woman who was fatally struck by a vehicle on the Gardena (91) Freeway in the Compton area.

Someone called the California Highway Patrol at 12:16 a.m. Monday to report their vehicle struck a person on the westbound Gardena Freeway at Central Avenue, CHP Officer Stephen Brandt said.

Michelle Yaccuzio, 40, who was homeless, died at the scene, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported.

The motorist remained at the location, Brandt said. The circumstances of the death were under investigation.

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