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Police: 12-year-old killed in early morning hit-and-run crash on Dyer Street

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An 12-year-old girl with autism died after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Northeast El Paso, police said.

The girl was identified by police as Kianna Johnson.

A spokesperson with the El Paso Independent School District said the girl was a student at Richadson Middle School.

Police said the girl walked out of her house between 8 p.m. and 1:15 a.m.

She was crossing Dyer Street near the Walmart store in the area when a vehicle that was heading north hit her, police said.

The driver did not stop to render aid.

Police said the 12-year-old was not at a crosswalk when she was struck.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver involved should contact police at 915-832-4400.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.


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