Teen Dies After Getting Struck by Car While Skateboarding in South L.A.

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An investigation was underway after a 13-year-old boy was struck by a car and killed in South L.A. on May 6, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

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Authorities on Thursday identified a teenager who was struck and killed by a vehicle while skateboarding in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles the previous night.

An investigation was underway after a 13-year-old boy was struck by a car and killed in South L.A. on May 6, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
An investigation was underway after a 13-year-old boy was struck by a car and killed in South L.A. on May 6, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Jarek Trejo, 13, died after a collision that occurred at Hooper Avenue and 77th Place shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the county coroner's office.

The driver remained on the scene and was not arrested, said Officer Francisco Villalobos of the California Highway Patrol.

CHP was investigating the fatal collision.

KTLA's Scott Williams and Nidia Becerra Tijerino contributed to this story. 

Correction: An earlier version of the story incorrectly stated the street where the collision occurred. This post has been updated. 

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