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Boy 12, struck by car and dies

January 30, 2002|STAFF REPORT

SAN DIEGO — A 12-year-old boy died Tuesday in a hospital here from injuries suffered when he was struck by a car on Highway 78 in the Imperial Valley on Jan. 18.

The boy, Marcus Bayne of Perris, suffered head and chest trauma when he was hit by a car as he walked onto the highway in the mid-afternoon. He was running to retrieve a cell phone when he was struck.

The driver of the car that struck him, Marissa Castro, 21, of San Diego, was unable to avoid the collision as she drove west on the highway.

The boy had been treated at a San Diego hospital since the accident. He died at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday.

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