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Levittown Hit-and-run Leaves Girl, 13, Dead

A hit-and-run driver killed a 13-year-old girl who was crossing Hempstead Turnpike in her hometown of Levittown shortly after midnight Sunday, Nassau County police said.

Brianna Soplin was walking across Route 24 at the corner of Gardiners Avenue when she was struck by an eastbound vehicle that fled the scene without stopping, police said.

The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver was last seen fleeing northbound on to the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway in a vehicle described as a 2011 to 2013 blue Town and Country minivan.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

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