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18-Year-Old Victorville Woman Killed in South LA Hit-and-Run

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An 18-year-old woman from Victorville was struck and killed Friday night in South Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating the driver who fled the scene.

Sharniece Jeter was crossing Figueroa westbound on 66th Street at about 10:35 p.m. Friday with a female friend when she was hit by a possible Ford F-150 or F-250 pickup truck, beige or champagne in color with an extended cab, and tinted windows. The vehicle was traveling north on Figueroa. Jeter was taken to the hospital, but died of her injuries. According to a report aired on CBS2, Jeter had recently turned 18, and was in Los Angeles visiting friends for the weekend.

The driver of the vehicle that fatally struck Jeter is described as a male Hispanic with a large beard. Anyone with information about the driver and the incident is urged to contact the LAPD immediately.

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