KUALA LUMPUR: A 15-year-old girl who ran away from home was killed in an accident as she was crossing the Kesas Highway near here.
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Legal staff officer DSP Shafie Daud said the incident occurred at about 2.40pm on Wednesday at the Kesas Highway bound for Petaling Jaya from Sungai Besi.
DSP Shafie said that the incident was believed to have occurred when the victim, identified as Chai Ying Xue, 15, was crossing the highway from the left to right.
He said the victim was believed to be hit by a car that was travelling on the left lane before she was flung onto the second lane and then hit by a lorry travelling in that lane.
DSP Shafie said that the victim died on the spot due to head injuries.
He said that police had already informed her next of kin.
DSP Shafie said that according to the father, the victim had run way from home about a month ago.
He added that the remains of the victim was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem while police were trying to trace the lorry driver who had yet to lodge a police report.
DSP Shafie said the case was being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.