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Teen Attending Coachella Fest Dies After Car Accident

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Music fans attend day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2016 in Indio, Calif.

An 18-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car near the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California.

The victim, identified as Michala Freeland of Highland, was struck by a vehicle around 8:15 p.m on Friday (April 15) evening near where the festival was being held. The victim's family told news outlets Freeland was in town to attend the music event’s Friday night session. 

Freehand was taken to Eisenhower Medical Centre, where she died about an hour later after the accident, according to the Riverside County coroner's office.

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee reportedly co-operated with police in their investigation. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the incident, officers say.