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Saturday, February 27, 2010

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13-Year-Old Girl Killed in Traffic Collision NR10097gb

Los Angeles: A traffic collision involving two vehicles and a pedestrian resulted in the death of the pedestrian on Friday morning.

On February 26, 2010, at around 7:20 a.m., a black Toyota and a black Infiniti, both traveling westbound on Sunset Boulevard, struck 13-year-old Julia Siegler.  Siegler was walking southbound across Sunset Boulevard in a marked crosswalk against a red light when the accident occurred.  The drivers of both cars stopped and attempted to assist Siegler and her mother who was with her at the time of the accident.  After ensuring she was being treated by medical personnel, both drivers and their passengers left the scene.  

The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.  

The investigation is on-going and no further details are available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detective Hutchings at 213-473-0238. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.