Local authorities identified the 13-year-old girl who was hit and killed Saturday on Pacific Coast Highway as Emily Rose Shane.
Detectives said Shane was walking home from a friend's house along the 29000 block of Pacific Coast Highway when a driver in a Mitsubishi Lancer hit her.Deputies arrested 26-year-old Sina Khankhanian at the scene and booked him for murder. Investigators believe Khankhanian may have intentionally crashed his car into power pole, causing it to overturn and hit the teen.The Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's assistance in investigating this case. They are asking that witnesses — pedestrians, drivers of other vehicles, etc.— who observed the accident and can give a description of the vehicle's behavior, to contact the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff Station at 818.878.1808. The car was a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer blue four-door with the personalized license plate JOOGEE.
Lt. Dave Dolson of the Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau said, "The collision may have been a purposeful action." The investigation will be ongoing, and facts will be presented to the district attorney.