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Raleigh teen injured in hit-and-run

Posted April 8, 2011 9:57 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a 15-year-old girl crossing a road Thursday morning.

Brandi Lester, of Raleigh, was crossing Calumet Drive, near Roselle Court, around 7 a.m. when she was hit by a vehicle going about 25 mph, according to the wreck report. The driver then fled the scene.

Lester suffered serious injuries and was taken to WakeMed.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said investigators are looking for a light-colored SUV, possibly a white or silver Nissan or Isuzu. The vehicle will have some front-end damage.

Anyone with information that might help investigators find the vehicle is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.