Photo by John Schreiber.

A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday on the Artesia (91) Freeway in Compton, authorities said.

The pedestrian was reported lying in the No. 3 lane of the Artesia Freeway at Wilmington Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. An off-duty Redondo Beach police officer reported the body was in the No. 4 lane.

A witness told the CHP vehicles were swerving to avoid the body and that a vehicle with damage consistent with a traffic collision was nearby.

No further details were available.

A SigAlert was issued at 5:54 a.m. for all westbound lanes and the onramp from Artesia Boulevard to the westbound 91 Freeway.

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