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A pedestrian was struck and killed on a freeway near Hollywood, authorities said Saturday.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded at 12:18 a.m. to the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway at North Vermont Avenue where they found the victim lying in the No. 3 lane of the freeway, CHP Officer Elizabeth Kravig told City News Service.

Witnesses said possibly two vehicles struck the victim.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Kravig said.

The CHP issued a SigAlert and closed three lanes of the freeway while officers conducted their investigation.

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