14-year-old dies in hit-and-run crash on Interstate 10

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A 14-year-old girl is dead after a three-car crash on Interstate 10 late Thursday night. Investigators say the girl was a passenger in a Pontiac Grand Am that was traveling westbound in the right lane when it was struck from behind by a Nissan Maxima, about a half mile before the Bullard Avenue exit. The Maxima then swerved into the left lane where it hit a Dodge Ram truck. Police say the driver of the Maxima then fled the scene on foot.The 14-year-old victim died at the scene. Her name will be released following an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. The 14-year-old victim died at the scene. Her name will be released following an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. The driver and another passenger in the Pontiac were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The driver and passenger in the Dodge truck were not injured. The crash is still under investigation and detectives are searching for the driver of the burgundy Nissan Maxima. If you can help, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

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