Mojave teen struck, killed by car

FatalMOJAVE – A 16-year-old Mojave High School student was struck and killed by a car while walking to school Monday morning, authorities said.

The incident happened around 6:55 a.m. on Business Route 58, east of Leslie Street, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

Raven Crystal Knight and her 12-year-old brother were crossing the road in a marked crosswalk when Raven was struck by a 2007 Toyota Corolla driving in the No. 1 eastbound traffic lane. Raven died of her injuries at the scene. Her 12-year-old brother was not injured.

The Toyota’s driver, 51-year-old Meixing Lu of Artesia, was not injured in the collision, and alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor, according to CHP officials.

The investigation is continuing.

The California Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to stay aware of pedestrians anytime they are walking in a crosswalk or near the road.  Pedestrians should also be reminded to wear light color clothing, remain visible to motorists, and be aware of vehicles as you walk along a roadway, or cross a roadway.  Pedestrians are urged to remember that a driver of a vehicle does not always see a pedestrian, and a pedestrian is no match for a motor vehicle in the event of a collision.

(Information via press release from CHP Mohave.)

  1 comment for “Mojave teen struck, killed by car

  1. Steve Fuller
    November 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I drive this road everyday. It is so dangerous. I have had cars pass me going over 100 mph on this road. I hope from this tragedy the community can come together and petition for a crossing guard or a stop sign. Please, if you are going to cross this road, look both ways and make sure there are no cars approaching.

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