PALMDALE – A 16-year-old girl died Monday night after she was hit by an SUV while crossing a Palmdale street, authorities said.
The fatal traffic collision happened just before 10 p.m. Monday on 30th Street East near the intersection of Palmdale Boulevard, according to detective John Heald of the Palmdale Sheriff Station.
The teen, whose name has not yet been released, was crossing eastbound on 30th Street East when she was struck by a 2014 Ford Flex that was headed northbound on 30th Street East in the No. 2 lane, Heald stated.
Prior to the arrival of deputies, an off-duty nurse stopped to administer first aid to the teen. The teen was then transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later, Heald stated.
The vehicle’s driver, 37-year-old Palmdale resident Francisco Nunez, was given a field sobriety test that he apparently passed. Nunez was not arrested in connection with the collision.
Witnesses said the girl was crossing the street with another teenager and both were outside the crosswalk when the girl was struck. This information was not confirmed by deputies.
Officials shut down 30th Street East, between the intersections of Palmdale Boulevard and Avenue R, until approximately 2 a.m. to allow for the investigation.
The incident remains under investigation by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station traffic detail.
UPDATED 10/30/13: The victim has been identified at Elvia Concepcion Alvarez-Romero of Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.