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Woman Struck and Killed While Walking in Lanes on 710 Freeway in Long Beach

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The southbound 710 Freeway was shut down Wednesday night after a woman was struck and killed while walking in lanes, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The first call came into the Highway Patrol at 8:36 p.m. that a woman was walking in traffic on the northbound 710 Freeway, according to CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.

A second caller stated the woman was in the HOV lane, Kimball said.

At 8:42 p.m. the woman was struck by a car on the southbound side of the freeway just north of the 405 Freeway, Kimball said.

Traffic was being diverted from the 710 to the 405 while the Highway Patrol investigated the scene.

No other information was released.