Woodland teen killed in I-5 hit and run

12:05 AM, Jul 6, 2013   |    comments
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WOODLAND, Calif. - A 17-year-old Woodland girl was killed when a vehicle hit her on Interstate 5 then fled the scene Friday morning.

According to California Highway Patrol reports, the girl was riding in a vehicle with another person around 12:34 a.m. when the two got into a verbal altercation and the driver pulled onto the right shoulder north of County Road 103.

According to the family, 17-year old Claudia Reyes was traumatized because she had been sexually assaulted at a party in Sacramento earlier in the evening.

The girl got out of the vehicle and ran northbound along the interstate when she was hit by a vehicle traveling in the same direction. The vehicle then continued on without stopping, according to the CHP.

"The devastation of her little body. She was 105 pounds," said her mother Francisca Reyes.

The vehicle was only described as likely having damage such as scuff marks and/or a slight dent along the left side front fender, door, windshield and mirror, although the CHP said they are certain the vehicle was a car and not an SUV or truck.

Francisca Reyes said she is furious at a 38-year old man who took her underage daughter and two other underage girls to the party in the Sacramento area. She is asking that anyone who knows who the men are to please call the Highway Patrol.

"She deserves that," Reyes said.

Anyone with information regarding the traffic collision is also encouraged to call the Woodland Area CHP office at (530) 662-4685


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