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Adrian Smith, 15, killed by swerving vehicle while walking with family on Avenue L in Lancaster, California
The family of four was crossing outside a crosswalk and the boy had gone ahead while the rest of his family members waited on a median to cross Avenue L, Nagelmann said.
The boy was standing next to a fence when he was struck, and the driver suffered moderate injuries when the vehicle rolled a few times, according to Nagelmann. The boy and the driver, a man in his 30s, were taken to hospitals, where the boy was pronounced dead, he said.
Police think the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Authorities did not say whether the driver was in custody Friday morning.