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Police looking for Chevy Impala in connection with Palmer Twp. hit-and-run

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PALMER TWP., Pa. - Investigators in Northampton County have released new information in a hit-and-run crash that left a teenage girl dead.

Palmer Township police said a second vehicle is wanted as part of their investigation.

The vehicle is described as a four-door Chevrolet Impala manufactured between the years 2006 and 2016.

Police say it is dark colored or black, with damage to its right side.

A black Mazda 6 with front-end damage was initially impounded in Phillipsburg Wednesday night.

That vehicle was processed for evidence and is still being being called a "vehicle of interest."

Family and friends held a vigil for the victim Thursday night.

Police said the driver of the car that hit Zakaiyah Halley, 18, is still on the loose, and while they search for answers, Halley's family is hoping justice will be served.

"You'll never be forgiven. You will never be forgiven for taking such a sweet person from all of us," said Dazane Johnson, Halley's grandmother.

"This is devastating to all of us. This is something I never thought would ever happen in my life. Ever. Ever," said Alma Johnson, Halley's mother.

Police said Halley was hit around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday while trying to cross Route 248 near the Palmer Park Mall.

According to the family, they were told Halley was at the mall with a friend, but security asked them to leave after a loud argument. It's unclear whether that friend stuck around, but the hit-and-run happened shortly after.

Two people were taken into custody on Wednesday but police would not confirm if they have been released or if any charges have been placed.


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