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Male Struck and Killed on 91 Freeway Friday Night was 15 Year-Old Gahr Student Marques Taylor

Marques Taylor

Staff Report

Hews Media Group-Community News has learned that the male who was struck on the 91 freeway in Artesia late Friday night was a student from Gahr High School.

The boy’s name was Marques Taylor; Taylor was a sophomore at Gahr.

HMG-CN has been told by a high-level ABCUSD source that tensions are very high between African-American and Latinos gang members at Gahr high lately, there have been reports that shots were fired on participants during a vigil for Taylor that occurred on Pioneer Blvd. Saturday night.

The crash occurred east of Gridley Road according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver, 38-year-old Sarah Beth Melot of Corona, pulled over and remained at the scene until  CHP arrived.

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