A woman is dead following a violent collision with a semi-truck in downtown Los Angeles. 

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning in the area of 8th and Alameda streets, authorities said. 

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Upon arriving on scene, first responders located a black SUV wedged underneath the semi-truck’s trailer with the deceased woman inside. 

Video footage from the scene shows crews dragging the mangled vehicle from under the trailer by using a chain.

What caused the crash is still under investigation.