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A pedestrian was killed Thursday after being struck by a tractor trailer in an apparent hit-and-run crash near Lincoln Heights.

California Highway Patrol officers responded at 3:37 a.m. to the Mission Road on ramp of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway where they found the victim, a CHP spokesman told City News Service.

Witnesses said the semi continued southbound on the freeway without stopping.

The pedestrian, whose age and gender were not immediately available, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A SigAlert was issued while the CHP conducted its investigation.

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