A 16-year-old girl lost her life on a Rosedale street early Wednesday morning after she was hit by a van that fled the scene, police reported.
The incident took place at 12:17 a.m. at the corner of Sunrise Highway and Francis Lewis Boulevard.
According to authorities, the victim — whose identity was not released pending family notification — was walking through a crosswalk at the southeast corner of the intersection when she was struck by a dark-colored van heading eastbound on Sunrise Highway.
After striking the girl, police said, the van continued traveling eastbound on Sunrise Highway, leaving the victim lying in the street.
Officers from the 105th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics rushed the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run accident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.