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Teen killed by truck in hit-and-run in Pico Rivera

A 15-year-old boy died Friday after being struck by a box truck at Slauson Avenue and Paramount Boulevard in Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said.

The teen, whose name was not released, was among four pedestrians in a crosswalk when he was hit by the truck about 3 p.m., the department said in a news release. He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he died.

The driver of the box truck fled the scene and was arrested a short time later, the statement said.

The incident is being investigated by Pico Rivera sheriff’s deputies and detectives from the traffic services detail.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Station at (562) 949-2421, or to provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.


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