1 killed, 2 injured after Perris hit-and-run crash that resulted in horse being euthanized; driver sought

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The intersection of Markham Street and Alexander Street in Perris is seen in an undated photo from Google Maps street view.

The intersection of Markham Street and Alexander Street in Perris is seen in an undated photo from Google Maps street view.

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An 18-year-old was killed after a hit-and-run collision in Perris Sunday evening, officials said Monday.

California Highway Patrol responded to a traffic collision on Markham Street, east of Alexander Street, around 9:15 p.m. A gold Nissan Pathfinder was travelling at an unknown speed, westbound on Markham Street, when it crashed into three pedestrians and a horse, according to a CHP news release.

The collision caused fatal injuries to an 18-year-old girl from Riverside, whose name was being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

A 19-year-old identified as Jennifer Romero, also of Riverside, suffered life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The third pedestrian was a juvenile, who suffered from minor injuries.

The horse had to be euthanized at the scene due to its injuries, CHP said.

The driver fled the scene after the crash in a Nissan, likely a model from 1998 to 2002, with a missing front grille, a broken right headlight and a missing front fender flare, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the CHP Accident Investigation Unit at 951-637-8000.

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