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Body found on 10 Freeway

March 7, 2011 |  7:24 am

A body was found early Monday morning in the middle lanes of the 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard, and Los Angeles County coroner's officials were trying to determine how it got there.

The California Highway Patrol received a report about 3:45 a.m. of a body on the roadway, where at least one car struck it before rescuers were called, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos.

The identity and gender of the victim were unknown, and authorities were waiting for the coroner to determine the cause of death.

The far-right lane of the freeway, the Crenshaw offramp and the Arlington onramp were closed as the investigation continued. Traffic crawled along the two westbound lanes that remained open.

Villalobos estimated that all lanes would reopen by 8 a.m.

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