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Teen Fatally Struck by Sheriff's Vehicle After Running Across Lanes

A teenage girl was struck and killed by a Riverside County Sheriff's Department vehicle Thursday in Perris after she ran across lanes on Perris Boulevard.

The crash occurred around 8:40 p.m. in the area of Perris Boulevard and Nuevo Road, according to Deputy Mike Vasquez.

A witness went to her aide before firefighters were able to perform CPR.

The teen was taken to a hospital and later died, Vasquez said.

She was running across lanes when she was struck by the sheriff's vehicle, a witness told NBC4.

Vasquez said the California Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

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