Witnesses help police track down suspect in fatal Riverside hit-and-run

- Riverside police say a 19-year-old woman was killed in an early morning hit-and-run and the suspected driver is now in custody.

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Tyler Street in Riverside.  

Authorities say the 19-year-old was driving a Nissan when she entered an intersection and was hit by a white van traveling south on Tyler street.

Police say it appears the van did not stop at a red light.

The Nissan collided with an electrical pole and the teen driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her name has not yet been released.

A witness tells police the van continued driving south on Tyler street after the collision.

Authorities were asking for help in finding the full-sized white van with California license plate 5XGN087, registered to a 2001 Dodge, but said Friday afternoon that they had the suspect in custody.
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