Person struck, killed on 91 Freeway in Compton

One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle on the eastbound side of the 91 Freeway in Compton.

The incident occurred at about midnight on Wednesday near Central Avenue.

A Mercedes sedan suffered a flat tire around midnight on the right shoulder of the eastbound 91 Freeway.

A tow truck stopped to help, but a silver Honda Pilot drifted onto the shoulder, hitting and killing the tow truck operator, authorities said.

A one-year-old child was in the tow truck when the collision happened; the child was transported with injuries from the shattered glass.

There were no report of additional injuries. The California Highway Patrol is still investigating.

Lanes of the 91 Freeway were closed temporarily, opening shortly before 4 a.m.
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