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Teen hit, killed on Highway 99 in Yuba City identified

The Sutter County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has identified a teen who died Tuesdaywhen struck by a vehicle on Highway 99 in south Yuba City.

The woman was identified as Amber Rose Hazelton, 17, of the Yuba City area.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Hazelton was walking on the highway south of Hunn Road about 3 a.m. when a vehicle northbound on Highway 99 struck and killed her.

A CHP news release said it is not known why the woman was in the roadway. The driver of the vehicle told officers he did not see the woman until the collision.