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Pedestrians killed in Hollywood, Mid-City in separate accidents two hours apart

June 10, 2010 |  2:40 pm

Los Angeles police are investigating two traffic fatalities in the city in the last several hours, in which a homeless man was hit in Hollywood and a woman was struck by a big rig near the Miracle Mile neighborhood.

In the first incident, a homeless man walked into the middle of the street in the 2700 block of Cahuenga Boulevard, just north of the Hollywood Bowl, at 10:40 a.m. Thursday and was struck and killed by a Cadillac Escalade, according to LAPD officials.

The man, who was not identified, was believed to be in his early 40s and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

At about 1 p.m., a woman crossing the street in the 600 block Hauser Boulevard near Wilshire Boulevard was fatally struck by a big rig making a turn. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wilshire Boulevard, one of the city's most traveled east-west thoroughfares, was closed between Masselin Avenue and Ridgeley Drive.

-- Andrew Blankstein