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One person killed after being hit by pickup truck

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Sep 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-02 10:28:01-04

A late night accident in Beverly Hills left one person dead.

It happened just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday night on the New Road just west of Hiland Drive.

Police tell said that a truck hit a pedestrian. The victim died at the scene. 

Beverly Hills police responded to the scene of the accident, along with the Beverly Hills Fire Department.

Beverly Hills Police Chief Thomas Schmidt said that the accident happened suddenly when the pedestrian stepped into traffic.

"A gentleman was walking down the side and did step into the first lane of traffic and was struck by a pickup truck," Schmidt said. 

Police diverted eastbound traffic around the accident scene for more than an hour, while westbound traffic got diverted around the scene completely at Beverly Drive.

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