Local 13-Year old girl hit and killed by car on PCH

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A local 13-year old girl, whose name has not been released, was hit by a car and killed at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3.  The girl was walking on the right side of Pacific Coast Highway near the entrance to Vital Zuman farm stand at the intersection of Heathercliff Road when a car traveling northbound on the highway hit her and then struck a power pole. 

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 26-year old male from Winnetka, has been taken into custody.  The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in investigating this case.  They are asking that witnesses — pedestrians, drivers of other vehicles, etc.— who observed the accident and can give a description of the vehicle’s behavior, to contact the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff Station at 818.878.1808.  The car was a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer blue four-door with the personalized license plate JOOGEE.

 Lt. Dave Dolson of the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau said, “The collision may have been a purposeful action.”  The investigation will be ongoing, and facts will be presented to the district attorney.

Pacific Coast Highway was closed from Heathercliff to Portshead Road at the time of the accident, but was expected to reopen by 1:30 a.m. April 4, according to the Malibu/Lost Hills Station.