A 27-year-old woman was fatally hit by a truck Thursday in Malibu.

The crash occurred about 6:30 a.m. and resulted in the closure of Pacific Coast Highway near Busch Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Nicole Valdes-Cortez of Los Angeles was pronounced dead at the scene.

Westbound lanes of PCH were opened about three hours afterward, but eastbound lanes remained closed until shortly before 1 p.m. while an investigation was conducted.

As a result of the fatal collision, the school day for Malibu Middle School and Malibu High School delayed the start of its day until 10:30 a.m., authorities said.

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