A 26-year-old man was struck and killed by a Metro bus in East Los Angeles Sunday, authorities said.
The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was later identified as Peter Timoteo Smith Padilla of Pomona, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
The death occurred at about 12:40 a.m. in the area of City Terrace Drive and Pomeroy Avenue, the California Highway Patrol said.
CHP officers arriving at the scene reported Padilla lying in the roadway.
Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo said Bus Line 70 was traveling eastbound on City Terrace Drive, approaching Pomeroy when the victim was struck. He said Metro replaced the bus and there was no interruption to service, but he had no further information about the accident, which was being investigated by the CHP.
The CHP’s East Los Angeles office urged anyone with information regarding the death to call them at 323-980-4600.
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