Girl killed after running onto Calif. freeway

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Posted: Dec 26, 2011 7:48 PM
Girl killed after running onto Calif. freeway

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl was struck and killed on a Southern California freeway as she ran through traffic while attempting to retrieve clothing from the roadway.

The California Highway Patrol tells the Los Angeles Times ( that Eunice Flores was hit at about 11 p.m. Sunday on State Route 60 in Mira Loma, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles.

The patrol says suitcases had fallen from the roof rack of the car that Flores was traveling in, scattering the clothes.

John Sullivan was driving about 70 mph when he saw the girl, but it was too late to avoid the collision. The 74-year-old wasn't injured or arrested.

Flores was pronounced dead at the scene.