A 30-year-old man turned himself in to police Wednesday in connection with the hit-and-run death of a Los Angeles teenager, police said.
Jesus Palomares Jaime Jr. was arrested about 9 a.m. at a South Los Angeles police station on suspicion of striking ReAnna Goss, 17, in the Hyde Park neighborhood, then fleeing, said
Jaime is being held on $50,000 bail.
Police say that about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jaime struck Goss with his car as she walked in a crosswalk at 48th Street and 9th Avenue. His blue Toyota Camry was found about two miles away.
Goss died at a hospital, according to KTLA-TV Channel 5.
Goss, whom friends called Annie, was a senior at City of Angels School and dreamed of opening a bakery named "Annie's Pastries" after graduating in May, according to website set up to raise funds for her funeral.
Standing at the corner where the accident occurred -- now the site of a memorial with pink candles and balloons -- Desiree Gill expressed grief and frustration in an interview with KTLA.