LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - A woman was struck and killed in a hit-and-run in Lauderhill, leading officers to place the driver responsible under arrest, police said.

According to Lauderhill Police, the woman was struck while she was trying to cross the street in the area of State Road 7 and Northwest 13th Street, near Davie Boulevard, at around 3:30 a.m., Saturday.

Investigators said the driver of the red 2018 Chevrolet Cruze involved in the crash fled the scene.

Paramedics transported the victim was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Police later identified the victim as 53-year-old Gillian Robinson.

Officers located the driver of the Cruze in Miami with the assistance of City of Miami Police. She was identified as 23-year-old Ashlee Washington.

Detectives said speed was a factor of the crash, but it remains unclear how fast the suspect was traveling at the time of impact. 

The scene of the crash remained active for hours.

Washington has been charged with one count of failure to stop and remain at the scene of a crash involving death and one count of evidence tampering.

If you have any information on this hit-and-run crash, contact the Lauderhill Police Department or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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