A pedestrian was killed in the 1800 block of Puente Avenue in Baldwin Park early Thursday morning after being struck by a vehicle. Police are now searching for that driver.

Police say the pedestrian was an adult woman who was located on the roadway. She died at the scene. Her identity was not immediately known. The crash happened at about 1:44 a.m.

Video from the scene showed a cart on its side and several items scattered in the street.

A stretch of Puente Avenue just south of the 10 Freeway will be shut down until further notice for the investigation.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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