A 16-year-old girl was fatally struck while walking across a street in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood of South Los Angeles Monday morning, authorities said.
L.A. resident Whitney Rivas was jaywalking on Broadway between 104th and 105th streets when she was struck by a red Jeep about 6:20 a.m., a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The victim, who was identified late in the day by the coroner's office, died at the scene, the spokesperson said.
Rivas was struck near 107th Street Elementary but attended the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in downtown L.A.
Investigators do not believe the Jeep was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck her, but it apparently carried her for several yards before she was thrown off the vehicle, officials said.
The man driving the Jeep stopped, called 911 and was cooperating with authorities, the spokesperson said.
Investigators were canvassing the area for cameras and were speaking to witnesses, LAPD Lt. T.J. Kim said.
Video from the scene showed police tape set up near a canopy, which covered the body of the victim.
Slick roads and dark conditions may have been a factor in the crash, the spokesperson said.
KTLA's Cindy Von Quednow contributed to this story.