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Riverside Police Searching For Driver In Fatal Street Racing Crash That Killed Teen

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) - Police are looking for a driver who left the scene of a fatal street racing crash that killed a teenage girl.

Gabriel Martinez, 17, was killed Sunday night when her Ford Mustang slammed into a tree on Magnolia Avenue near Jones Avenue in Riverside, the Riverside Police Department said.

Police said witnesses reported seeing the recent high school graduate's mustang engaged in a street race with a Chevrolet Camaro just minutes before and that the camaro cut her off, causing her to crash.

Martinez's aunt said the whole family was proud of her for becoming a certified nursing assistant at such a young age. They are urging other young people not to race.

"It's not worth it," said Debbie Ybarra, Martinez's aunt. "To lose a loved one like this due to racing. Just slow down, that's all. Don't do this. It hurts a lot of families."

Officers said the driver of the 2011 dark-colored camaro left the scene. If you know anything that could help investigators in this case, call the Riverside Police Department.

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