A teenager was killed by a car after falling in front of the vehicle, an event which occurred as a result of a fight instigated by road rage. Joel Edwardo Sanchez, a 17-year-old boy from Los Angeles, was pronounced dead on Friday after falling victim in the car accident in Huntington Beach. The accident that occurred before 7 pm on Friday was located on Beach Boulevard just south of Slater Avenue.
According to the Huntington Beach Police Department, the Los Angeles teenager became involved in an inter-vehicle fight after road rage spurred a confrontation. The vehicles pulled to the side of Beach Boulevard where the fight ensued, involving Sanchez and occupants of two other vehicles. According to reports, Sanchez most likely fell into the passing car as the result of being punched or pushed, which placed in him in the path of the vehicle.
Huntington Beach authorities arrived at the scene of the fight after a 7:01, at which time Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Investigation continues regarding the cause of both the road rage fight and accident. As of now, no arrests have been made.
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