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[KHTS] – The investigation into a fatal collision that killed a Saugus High student last August continues, officials said Thursday, at the request of the District Attorney’s Office.

jenniferstiftJennifer Stift, a 17-year-old who would be graduating this spring, was killed after a 17-year-old formerSaugus High student driving a 1989 Toyota Celica struck Stift while she was jogging westbound across Golden Valley Road around 8:25 p.m. Aug. 18.

“The case remains under investigation (by the California Highway Patrol),” according to Greg Risling, spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office.

The name of the driver, a male juvenile at the time of the crash, is not being released, officials said.

An in-depth collision investigation, as well as the supplemental investigation by the Southern Division M.A.I.T. unit, is complete and has been forwarded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review,” according to an email from CHP spokesman John Lutz in April.

The District Attorney’s Office sent the investigation back to the CHP, officials said. No reason was cited why, and charging documents are not available in juvenile cases, according to the D.A.’s Office.

A public records request for the report on the investigation can’t be filled until the investigation is complete, according to CHP officials.

Officials have confirmed both the driver and Stift knew each other prior to the collision, but CHP officials have not released any details regarding the results of their investigation.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to officials. Speed is not suspected as a factor in the crash, according to Sgt. Reyes of the California Highway Patrol, although all aspects of the crash are being investigated.

“The objective of the MAIT Program is to provide CHP with the means to conduct in-depth investigations and analyses of major traffic collisions throughout the state,” according to a CHP website. “Investigations include the reconstruction of an incident and a study of the factors that may have contributed to the incident.”

Previously, Reyes said the driver acted in accordance with the law after the collision.

Back in August, hundreds came to several memorials held for Stift, a popular, well-liked student.

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46 Comments

  1. Still? Are you fricken kidding me? The person who hit her should be in jail for manslaughter by now.

  2. Max Young Max Young says:

    Wow! Snails pace. Ridiculous!

  3. Have to wonder whose kid was the driver at this point.

  4. Was it a kid driving the car?

  5. Woah they said b4 august, what the “H”????

  6. Cynde Scott Cynde Scott says:

    It was an accident

  7. My daughter went to school with Jenny and does know the boy who accidentally hit her. He called for help and held her until emergency came. The sad thing is they both knew each other.

  8. Ray Smith Ray Smith says:

    Wow, what a sad story. Rest in peace.

  9. I’m a mom and my prayers are with her mom. Devastating to her and her family. I’m so sorry.

  10. I’m a mom and my prayers are with her mom. Devastating to her and her family. I’m so sorry.

  11. Heartbreaking!!! This was an Accident!!! Peace and love to her family.

  12. Donn Miller Donn Miller says:

    My heart goes out to her family. So tragic.

  13. Tonya Winn Tonya Winn says:

    That street and curve and setting sun, we’ve all had a blinding moment while driving when the sun sets.

  14. Don Hoffman Don Hoffman says:

    Accidents still have fault assigned to them and he should be at fault for the accident. Being charged with manslaughter is a completely separate thing.

  15. Amanda Norwood this was us

  16. citizen smith says:

    Did the driver veer off the road or was she in the street ?

  17. Pamela Mason Pamela Mason says:

    Eric Holloway, I’m sure the boy who accidentally hit her is living every day with heart ache! Are you such cold hearted person that you think he should get manslaughter!!! I think you need to re think your comment!

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