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Authorities seek witnesses to Malibu crash that killed pedestrian

April 6, 2010 |  4:49 pm

Authorities continued to search Tuesday for witnesses to a Malibu crash in which a 26-year-old driver struck and killed a 13-year-old girl on Pacific Coast Highway.

Emily Rose Shane had just left a friend’s home about 5 p.m. Saturday and was walking north on the right side of Pacific Coast Highway near Kanan Dume Road when she was struck by a blue Mitsubishi Lancer, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The vehicle then ran into an electric pole and turned over.

Sina Khankhanian of Winnetka was detained at the scene and later booked for murder at the Malibu-Lost Hills sheriff’s station. Authorities determined that Khankhanian may have deliberately crashed his vehicle. They do not believe he intended to hit Emily Rose.

Anyone who saw the vehicle before the crash or saw the collision is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.

-- Corina Knoll

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