A teenage boy riding a kick scooter against traffic on Palmdale Boulevard was struck by an SUV and killed Sunday evening.

The crash occurred at 6:36 p.m. on Palmdale Boulevard at 80th Street East, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball told City News Service.

Paramedics rushed the boy to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:19 p.m., Kimball said.

CHP Officer Brian Grayson told reporters at the scene the teen was riding the scooter eastbound in the middle of the westbound lane of Palmdale Boulevard when he was struck by a westbound white Toyota Rav4.

Video showed the compact SUV with damage to its hood and windshield and the scooter in the street.

A news videographer at the scene said there are no street lights along Palmdale Boulevard in that area.

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