Authorities say a teenage girl fatally hit by a car on a Sacramento freeway was trying to help another teen who had run away from a youth home.
California Highway Patrol officials told The Sacramento Bee that the accident occurred Wednesday night after a “very distraught” teenage girl left the Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home.
A CHP spokesman says the girl stepped onto the highway and her friend, who also lived at the facility, followed her into traffic.
The friend was struck by a car.
Firefighters pronounced her dead at the scene. The other girl was not injured.