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SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Los Angeles Police Department is looking for the driver of an extended-cab Ford pickup truck that killed a pedestrian Friday night.

Sharniece Jeter, 18, of Victorville, was killed by a hit-and-run driver when she crossed Figueroa Street near 66th Street at 10:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

The suspect vehicle, a Ford F-150 or F-250 pickup with tinted windows, was going north on Figueroa when it struck the woman, witnesses told police. The driver was described only as Hispanic man with a beard.

Anyone with more information as to the whereabouts of the truck or the name of the driver was asked to call police at (213)485-7336.

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