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UPDATE: 15-year-old Killed in PCH Crash

Investigators say an eastbound vehicle crossed over westbound lanes and struck two vehicles on Pacific Coast Highway.

Updated at 4:10 p.m.

Pacific Coast Highway was closed in both directions Saturday following a fatal head-on crash involving three vehicles in Malibu.

The crash on PCH at Rambla Vista was reported at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, according to the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff's Station.

Sheriff's Sgt. Anthony Arnold said the dead person was a juvenile who had been a passenger in an eastbound car that apparently crossed into westbound lanes. A head-on or broadside collision resulted, and one spinning car then hit a third vehicle, according to City News Service.

The crash was apparently caused when one of the vehicles blew a tire, ABC7 reported. The Coroner's Office reported that 15-year-old Roman Jimenez of Los Angeles was killed in the crash.

PCH was closed for nearly eight hours and reopened around 3:45 p.m., according to City News Service.

Jennifer Denicola told Malibu Patch she witnessed the aftermath of the accident.

"One person [was] pulled out by fire fighters and given CPR," Denicola said.

The crash occurred in front of the home of Malibu Patch blogger Fireball Tim Lawrence, who shared photos of the accident.

In a report from the scene, Lawrence said some of the traffic was diverted onto his street, Rambla Vista, which he described as "a street that can barely fit one way traffic."

During the noon hour, PCH was closed to westbound through traffic at Topanga Canyon Boulevard, although westbound local traffic was allowed as far west as Las Flores Canyon Road, according to City News Service.

The Pepperdine University Department of Athletics sent out a tweet stating that the Malibu Invitational, a swimming and diving event, had been delayed until 11 a.m. due to the crash.

Check back for more on this developing story.

--City News Service and Patch Editor Craig Clough contributed to this report.

Ahurora October 30, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Hi, This little boy grew up with me and my brothers back in the city of Pomona! Everyone out here is truly hurt and shocked that lil Roman is gone! He was such a good kid...We do not have any way of contacting the family especially the mother!. We want to help with whatever we can..Planning a carwash to raise money! someone please help me get in contact with his mom she is such a nice lady and i can imagine what she is going through for that was her only son :((( contact ahurora.zapien@gmail.com 9094805179
Hernandez Family November 02, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Hi ahurora i am his cousin in law we will be having his funeral Saturday the 3rd tomorrow i will definitely give my aunt ur number thank for ur offer it is truly appreciated
Hernandez Family November 02, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Hi Marie does ur friend happen to remember the Nam of the individual that prayed with my cousin Roman during his last minutes if he does can u have him tell the person to email RIPRomanj@gmail.com the family really would like to speak with this caring person thank u
Kendrick Jones November 03, 2012 at 05:55 PM
R.I.P Roman...he was my friend at school and he was only a sophomore We would walk to the busstop and talk in the mornings...a HUGE loss for us at Lou Dantzler High School...R.I.P Roman Jiminez
Hernandez Family November 03, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Anybody that was around or saw the accident can u please email me andersondebbie19@gmail.com please i need answers to questions

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