Two people are dead after a car struck a pedestrian, then hit a building in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday morning, police said.

A few minutes before 1:30 a.m., a 25-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk alongside 6th Street when he was hit by a car that was traveling in the same direction, police said in a news release.

That vehicle then continued on until it struck a building.

The driver and pedestrian were both taken to a nearby hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Their identities have not yet been released.

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