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Couple struck, killed by car

September 16, 2008|Victoria Kim

An elderly couple were struck by a car and killed Sunday evening as they were taking photos of the full moon while standing in the street, a California Highway Patrol official said today.

Witnesses told authorities the couple from Walnut, both in their 70s, were walking or standing in Pathfinder Road near Annadel Avenue in Rowland Heights when they were struck by a Ford Explorer about 8 p.m., said Officer Joe Zizi of the CHP.

They appeared to have been taking photographs of the full moon from the street, according to witnesses' statements and evidence, Zizi said. Officials found a camera at the scene of the crash.

The driver, Gabriel Mayesiro, 26, of Rowland Heights, remained at the scene and was questioned by authorities. He was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Zizi said.

-- Victoria Kim

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