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A man was killed Wednesday when a car crashed off the side of the Long Beach (710) Freeway in Paramount and went down an embankment.

The crash was reported about 12:25 a.m. on the southbound 710 Freeway at Rosecrans Avenue, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Carlos Hernandez, 22, of Long Beach, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

The vehicle knocked down a light pole, the CHP reported. The circumstances of the crash were under investigation.

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