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12-year-old girl killed in hit-and-run crash near Tacoma

Two 12-year-old female pedestrians were involved in the crash.

MIDLAND, Wash. — Two 12-year-old female pedestrians were struck by a flatbed truck Saturday in a hit-and-run crash.

One of the girls died at the scene, and the other was transported with critical injuries to a nearby hospital.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) tweeted about the incident just before 12:30 p.m.

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The crash occurred in Midland on 14th Street E near 14th Avenue E, according to PCSD.

Neighbors in the area said that speed through the area is an issue. 

"I think he gets what he gets if they find him. Plain and simple. It's like, you don't do that," said Wendy Borg, who lives nearby. 

A photo was released of the suspect’s vehicle, which was recovered Saturday evening. 

PCSD did not share details on where the vehicle was recovered, adding that deputies will continue to work on identifying the suspect. 

"They'll find him. Whether he wants to come forward, somebody will see him and will turn him in," said neighbor Cheyanne Carter.

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