Kendra Czekaj Killed in Crash on Capital City Freeway Near Auburn Boulevard
Victim Was Hit by Car While Chasing Teen Friend in Fatal Sacramento Accident
Sacramento, CA (January 15, 2020) – A 12-year-old girl was killed while chasing her friend in Sacramento. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of January 15 on the Capital City Freeway.
The situation started at a nearby children’s receiving home on Auburn Boulevard. A 16-year-old girl ran away and her friend, 12-year-old Kendra Czekaj, ran after her.
Czekaj was running across northbound Capital City Freeway, near Watt Avenue. She was trying to catch up to the 16-year-old girl, who was standing in the center median, when she was hit by a car.
Witnesses rendered medical aid to Czekaj, but she died at the accident scene. The driver, a 40-year-old woman from Sacramento, remained at the scene.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Kendra Czekaj.