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1 killed, 6 injured when truck drives onto downtown LA sidewalk

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Authorities say a 52-year-old woman was killed and six people were injured when a pickup truck ran onto a crowded sidewalk and crashed into a Mexican and Salvadorean food restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.

City fire department spokesman Erik Scott said a male driver and a female passenger were in the truck that crossed the sidewalk Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Broadway and Fourth Street.

Scott says no more than the front quarter of the truck ended up going through the window of Casa India Restaurant.

Four people including the two from the pickup truck were taken to hospitals in serious condition. Two others had minor injuries.

City News Service reports the vehicle came to rest partly, but not completely, inside a building.

(Photo: ABC7 via Jamison)

All the victims are between 30 and 70 years old but their names and other details were not immediately released.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

This story was updated at 5 p.m. with additional injuries.

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