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Pedestrian Killed South of Downtown

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A man in his forties was hit and killed by a semi-truck this afternoon directly outside a fire station in the industrial eastside of downtown. The intersection of Santa Fe and Olympic, where the incident occurred, has heavy truck traffic due to its location near the convergence of the 5, 10, 101 and 60 freeways as well as the industrial nature of the area. No 9-1-1 calls were made since a witness ran up to Fire Station #17 to report he accident prompting a "still alarm," which happens when a fire station is notified in person.