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Elderly Woman Killed by City Garbage Truck

An 87-year-old woman was struck by a city garbage truck in Lincoln Heights Tuesday and died at the scene, authorities said.

The collision occurred at Avenue 22 and Broadway at 11:27 a.m., said Los Angeles police Officer Bruce Borihanh.

Traffic was rerouted through the area as authorities investigated the incident.

Authorities did not immediately identify the victim or release details on the circumstances of the collision.