Video shows car believed to be involved in fatal hit-and-run

Jaliah Cross, 15, killed Monday night while walking home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale police have released a video that shows a car believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 15-year-old girl earlier this week.

Jaliah Cross, 15, was struck and killed Monday night while she was crossing the street in the area of Northwest 11th Street and 15th Avenue, just north of Sunrise Boulevard. Her family said she was walking home from a nearby convenience store.

Surveillance video shows a dark-colored car believed to be involved in the crash heading west on East Sunrise Boulevard before making a right turn on 15th Avenue.

Cross was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

On Tuesday night, family and friends held a vigil at the crash site, praying for the aspiring singer and dancer. They planed to hold a justice walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday after officers spent much of the day passing out flyers in hopes of finding someone who has information about the crash.

"She was so loved, so sweet and all she wanted to do was sing and enjoy life," the victim's godmother, Verna Poole, said.

Cross' cousin, AJ Brown, was also killed in a recent hit-and-run crash in Dania Beach. His older brother, Kelvron survived the incident.

Cross' family also passed out flyers on Wednesday in hopes of finding the person who hit her.

"You can only hide for so long," Poole said. "You will eventually get caught."

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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