SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl was struck and killed by a vehicle at a Southern California car hopping competition over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
The vehicle was exiting a building after the event, where cars bounce up and down, when the driver lost control and hit the girl Sunday evening in Santa Fe Springs, Whittier police said.
The girl, who was not identified by authorities, was killed instantly. The investigation is ongoing and no one has been arrested.
No other details were released.
KABC-TV reports the show was inside the warehouse of Kool Aid Hydraulics, a firm that outfits cars with custom aftermarket parts and accessories, where hundreds of people regularly attend monthly car shows.
"It has devastated all of us," the victim's great-aunt Patricia Scott told the TV station. "This is hard for us trying to deal with that, not knowing what happened and no one is talking to us."
Santa Fe Springs is about 15 southeast of downtown Los Angeles.