MALIBU —A local resident was hit and killed in a car accident on Saturday, April 3, after spending the afternoon with a friend.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Malibu resident Emily Rose Shane, 13, was leaving a friend’s house at the 29000 block of Pacific Coast Highway shortly after 5 p.m. While walking on the right side of the road, the victim was struck by a blue, four-door vehicle.

After the suspect hit the teenage victim with his 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer, the vehicle “struck a power pole and overturned.”

When homicide detectives from the Malibu/Lost Hills Department arrived at the scene, they arrested the driver, 26-year-old Winnetka resident Sina Khankhanian, who was booked for murder.

Though Shane was not believed to be a target of the collision, “Preliminary investigation at the scene suggested that Khankhanian may have deliberately caused his vehicle to crash,” stated the LASD.

Anyone with information that would help this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.