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Pedestrian Killed in Overnight Crash in East Boston

One person was killed after being hit by a car early Wednesday in East Boston.

The crash happened just before 2 a.m. near McClelland Highway. As a result, the highway at Curtis Street was temporarily shut down while officials assess the scene.

The scene was cleared around 6 a.m., Boston police said.

It is unclear if the driver stayed at the scene.

A medical examiner was at the scene. Authorities did not release the victim's name.

Details on what led up to the crash were not immediately clear.

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