Vehicle strikes, kills person on Golden State Freeway in Pacoima

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PACOIMA (CNS) – A person was struck by a vehicle and killed this morning on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Pacoima.

Another person was injured in the crash and taken to a hospital. The extent of that person’s injuries was not immediately known, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Officers responded about 4:25 a.m. to the crash scene near the Osborne Street exit and located the victim down in the No. 3 lane, according to the CHP.

A witness told officers a dark-colored vehicle may have struck the person and fled the scene, the CHP said.

It was unclear why the victim was on the freeway when the accident occurred.

All lanes of the northbound Golden State Freeway just south of Osborne Street were closed for an unknown duration.

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