Fil-Am teen killed in traffic accident in Pacifica, California
PACIFICA, California– Joshua De la Cruz Salas, 17, was killed Monday, November 22, when an SUV hit him in a crosswalk in this city a few miles south of San Francisco.
Salas was walking home from school and was in a crosswalk on state Highway 35, also known as Skyline Boulevard, near the intersection with Glencourt Way at 3:25 p.m., Pacifica police said.
The driver of the SUV driver made a left turn onto Skyline from King Drive and didn’t see Salas, said a police spokesman. Salas was pinned under the SUV and died at the scene.
The SUV driver, a man in his mid 30s, stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, Spanheimer said. There was no indication he had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Salas’ mother tried to find him when he didn’t arrive home on time and met police at the scene of the accident.
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