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18-year-old arrested in fatal Sherman Oaks hit-and-run

An 18-year-old Sherman Oaks woman was arrested Monday in a hit-and-run that left a woman dead over the weekend, police said.

Lerone Natalia Herscu is suspected of striking and killing the victim with her car around 2:20 a.m. Sunday on Moorpark Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police have said the hit-and-run driver made a U-turn and stared at the victim in the street before driving away.

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The victim was crossing Moorpark between Stern and Matilija avenues with a male companion when she was struck. They were not in a crosswalk, police said.

Herscu is suspected of felony hit-and-run. She is being held in lieu of $50,000.

Police described the victim only as a 19-year-old woman, but multiple news outlets have said her name is Nysbuh Imann Taylor.

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