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The California Highway Patrol was investigating the death of a child who was run over on the Golden State (5) Freeway in the Santa Clarita area.

The death was reported about 3:40 a.m. Saturday on the northbound Golden State Freeway at Weldon Canyon Road, the CHP said.

A motorist called the CHP to report they struck an unknown stationary object which was blocking the roadway, the CHP said.

It was determined that object was a child who had been struck by several vehicles and died at the scene, officials said.

There was no word about a specific vehicle involved in the case or how the child came to be on the freeway.

Anyone with information was asked to call the CHP Newhall Area Office at 661-600-1600.

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