Teen, 16, killed in Hermosa hit-and-run

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CHICAGO — Police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 16-year-old.

The medical examiner has identified the girl who died as 16-year-old Ashley Sanchez of Aurora. 

A tan minivan was traveling on the 4500 block of West Armitage Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and rear-ended a white Dodge Charger. The charger then struck the rear of a parked semi-truck on the same street.

The teen, who was in the backseat of the Charger, was killed in the crash.

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The driver of the Dodge, a 44-year-old man, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center along with a female passenger who had leg pain. Both are expected to be OK.

The man parked inside the semi-truck was not injured.

The minivan did not stop and the driver left the scene. Police are searching for two males who were involved in the collision. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Area Five detectives are investigating.  

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