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18-year-old struck, killed in Long Island hit-and-run

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LEVITTOWN, Long Island – An 18-year-old is dead after she was struck by a car on Long Island Thursday evening.

Around 4:58 p.m., 18-year-old Taranjit K. Parmar was driving eastbound on the Hempstead Turnpike when her Jeep was hit by a red pickup truck traveling northbound attempting to make a left turn, police said.

A minor collision led both drivers to pull off the roadway at 3300 Hempstead Turnpike.

Police said when the Parmar left her vehicle; the male driver allegedly fled the scene, struck Parmar, and ran her over.

Ambulance took the Parmar, who suffered head and chest trauma, to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the truck fled the scene, heading eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike.

Submit tips to police by calling Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1800-244-TIPS.