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An 18-year-old woman turned herself in and was arrested Tuesday in the fatal hit-and-run death of another young woman in Sherman Oaks.

Nysmuh Imann Taylor is shown in a photo from a drivers license issued in March 2015. (Credit: DMV)

Nysmuh Imann Taylor is shown in a photo from a drivers license issued in March 2015. (Credit: DMV)

Lerone Natalia Herscu of Sherman Oaks was accompanied by her attorney when she turned herself in, Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division Detective Bill Bustos said.

Herscu was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run in the death of 18-year-old Nysmuh Imann Taylor of Sylmar, who was left to die after being struck about 2:20 a.m. Sunday as she crossed Moorpark Street near Matilija Avenue.

Taylor was walking home, following her boyfriend across the street when she was struck.

News of Herscu's arrest did little to ease the pain of Taylor's mother, who described her daughter as "an angel" who "had so much life in her."

"It's not going to bring her back, you know. That doesn't change much," Runyia Chehata told KTLA.

A picture of Nysmuh Imann Taylor is seen in a small memorial set up for the 18-year-old. (Credit: KTLA)

A picture of Nysmuh Imann Taylor is seen in a small memorial set up for the 18-year-old. (Credit: KTLA)

Chehata received a phone call informing her of her daughter's death, but she held out hope that it might be a mistake.

"I saw the body and, no, maybe it's not her.  I didn't believe it ... until I saw the purse," she said, breaking into tears.

Herscu was released Tuesday evening on $50,000 bail, according to jail records.

Investigators do not believe the two young women knew each other.

Police were still seeking witnesses to the collision or people with knowledge of the incident.

Anyone with information was asked to call Valley Traffic Division detectives at 818-644-8028. After hours, and on weekends, call 818-644-8000. Anonymous tipsters may call 800-222-8477.