SHERMAN OAKS (CBS) — Police Tuesday evening announced the arrest of a female suspect in a deadly hit-and-run accident that occured in Sherman Oaks earlier in the day.
A Notre Dame High School student was killed while jogging near the intersection of Woodman Avenue and Addison Street, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sara Faden.
The student was identified as 16-year-old Conor Lynch, a junior.
A taped message on the school's phone asked the community for prayers for the victim's family. "The energy of the entire Notre Dame community is focused on helping the family through this difficult time. We encourage your prayers."
The student was reportedly hit by a woman driving a burgundy SUV. Late Tuesday, the woman was identified by police as Moran Biton, 18, of Sherman Oaks.
Police say Biton left the scene but eventually pulled over to tell an officer, "I think I hit someone."
Lynch died at the scene.
The SUV is being examined for trace evidence, according to the LAPD.
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