Witnesses: Crash kills female student walking near high school

SAN MARCOS, Calif. -- A crash near a San Marcos high school killed a female student on Saturday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

Shortly after 11 a.m., deputies responded to calls about a car hitting a student at 578 East Mission Road, near Mission Hills High School.

A vehicle traveling westbound on Mission hit a pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk. The driver didn't suffer serious injuries, but the victim died at the scene, according to deputies.

Lt. Damon Blankenbaker said that the driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The cause of the crash is still undetermined.

Witnesses told FOX 5 that both the driver and victim were teenagers, but Sheriff's deputies have not confirmed either person's age. People who said they knew the victim added that she was a senior at Mission Hills.

In a statement released to the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Marcos Unified School District said the district is, "making arrangements to support our Grizzly families in the wake of this tragedy."

The statement added: "A full crisis response team of District and outside counselors, social workers, and psychologists will be on site Monday and through the duration of the need of our students."

A crumpled, black BMW was seen at the site of the crash.

Weekend sports practices at the campus were underway at the time of the accident.