Update 10:20 p.m. 

The Sacramento County Coroner identified the girl who was struck and killed by a car on Wednesday night as 12-year-old Kendra Czekaj.

California Highway Patrol investigators said Czekaj ran after to stop a 16-year-old girl, who was running away from Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento and ran out onto the northbound side of I-80.


A 12-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car after running out onto Interstate 80 in Sacramento, late Wednesday night.

According to investigators with the California Highway Patrol, a 16-year-old girl ran away from Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento out onto the northbound side of I-80 just before 10 p.m. The 12-year-old girl ran after trying to stop her.

Investigators say the 12-year-old was then struck and killed by a car. The driver, only identified as a 40-year-old woman from Sacramento, stayed at the scene and is not under suspicion at all for the crash.

The victim has not been identified nor has the teen girl after whom she was chasing. The first girl did not suffer any injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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