12-Year-Old Girl Killed in Castro Valley Hit-and-Run Accident on Crow Canyon and Manter Roads
Castro Valley, California (February 25, 2020) – A girl was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday afternoon at an intersection in Castro Valley, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The deadly accident happened at around 3:25 p.m. Monday, February 24at the intersection of Crow Canyon and Manter roads.
The CHP said a black Ford F-150 hit the 12-year-old girl while she was walking with her sister.
The girl was taken to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, where she later succumbed to her injuries. Her name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
The driver of the Ford did stop to render aid to the victim and fled the scene. The Ford was last seen traveling toward 580 Freeway.
Authorities described the suspected driver as a 25- to 35-year-old white or Latino man.
Crow Canyon Road was closed between Crow Canyon Place and Beacon Hill Drive during the investigation.
Police are still searching for the hit-and-run motorist. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked call the CHP Castro Valley field office at 911 or 510-582-9028.
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