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Trash truck hits, kills 87-year-old woman in LA's Lincoln Heights

Police investigate after a city trash truck struck and killed a woman in the Lincoln Heights area on Monday, July 22, 2013.

July 23, 2013 7:19:35 AM PDT
An 87-year old woman was killed in Los Angeles' Lincoln Heights area after being hit by a garbage truck Monday.

Police say the woman was struck around 11:30 a.m. by a city trash truck at the intersection of Broadway and Avenue 22. She was declared dead at the scene.

The truck was traveling southbound on Broadway, according to police, and the woman was standing at the northwest corner of Broadway and Avenue 22. Investigators say the truck driver did not initially know that he had hit the woman until someone flagged him down.

The accident remains under investigation.