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CHP: Teen Killed After Intentionally Walking Onto Freeway In Acton

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ACTON (CBS) — The California Highway Patrol said a 15-year-old girl intentionally walked into the path of a vehicle on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in rural Acton and was killed Sunday.

The CHP did not immediately release the girl’s name, but said she was an Acton resident.

The girl’s name will not be released by the coroner’s office until the news is delivered to family members by the CHP.

The girl had been walking along the right shoulder of the northbound freeway at about 12:40 a.m. She was seen stepping onto the freeway, in a 65 mile per hour zone, directly in front of a 2007 Mazda.

No citations were issued to, Marc Zuber, a 30-year-old Palmdale man and the motorist behind the wheel of the sedan that struck the girl. After the accident, Zuber pulled over and waited for the CHP to arrive.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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