ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A driver crashed into and killed a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday evening and then left the scene, according to Colorado State Patrol.

It happened around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday on 76th Avenue at Leyden Street. That’s near Monaco Street in the area of Commerce City.

State Patrol released a photo of a red Dodge Magnum car they said was involved. They said it should have damage to the front headlights but the license plate number is unknown.

A red Dodge Magnum
Colorado State Patrol said the driver of this vehicle crashed into and killed a pedestrian then left the scene. (Credit: Colorado State Patrol)

Investigators found that the girl was southbound while crossing 76th at Leyden. The driver of the Dodge was traveling east and crashed into her.

Family and friends identified the victim as 16-year-old Kara Kincaid. Neighbor Stephanie Velazquez witnessed the crash and stayed by Kincaid’s side, administering CPR, until paramedics arrived.

“She wasn’t alone. She fought so hard. For 15 minutes, she fought. First cop on scene took over and she still fought,” Velazquez said.

Now she’s pleading for the driver to come forward.

“It was heartbreaking. How could you do that? Especially me watching her, how could you leave her like that? How could you leave her like that?” Velazquez said. “Please just turn yourself in. She’s gone do the right thing. You affected so many people.”

Investigators believe the driver lives in the area and ask anyone with information to contact State Patrol dispatch at (303) 239-4501. The case number is 1D231494.

FOX31’s Andrea Henderson contributed to this report.