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Drunken driver hits teen next to conked-out car

Posted: June 4, 2012 1:00 p.m.
Updated: June 4, 2012 1:00 p.m.

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) - Investigators say a teenager standing next to a conked-out car on a Southern California freeway has been struck and killed by car with a drunken driver behind the wheel.

The Honda Civic hit the 13-year-old girl early Sunday on U.S. Route 60, the Pomona Freeway, about 20 miles east of Los Angeles in Hacienda Heights.

A 41-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy also standing next to the disabled Toyota Corolla were injured.

The names of the victims, all from Santa Monica, haven't been released.

The California Highway Patrol arrested 28-year-old Tina Silva of Hacienda Heights has been arrested and booked for investigation of drunken driving. She had fled the crash scene and was tracked down by local police.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.




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