Authorities identify teen killed while running in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY - Authorities Wednesday released the identity of a 15-year-old boy who was fatally struck by a car in Spring Valley.

Samuel Garcia-Acedo of Spring Valley was running when he was struck in a marked crosswalk at Jamacha Boulevard and La Presa Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol and the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

At the time, the motorist, a 20-year-old San Diego man, had a solid green light and was traveling about 45 miles per hour west on Jamacha Boulevard in a 2008 Toyota Prius, CHP Officer Kevin Pearlstein said in a statement.

"The driver was unable to take evasion action as the front of the Toyota struck the pedestrian," he said, adding the teen died at the scene. The driver was not injured.

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