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Cops today were searching for the driver of a “newer model” silver Mercedes-Benz after a car like that was involved in the fatal hit-and-run that took the life of 18-year-old Markeis Parish.

A Facebook page belonging to someone of that name lists that Parish as an Inglewood High School student. Other news reports have reported the same. Police say the victim was from Los Angeles. The collision …

… took place not far from Inglewood, at Crenshaw Boulevard and 78th Street in Hyde Park, at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, according to the LAPD.


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Parish was crossing the street when he was struck by a southbound Mercedes, cops said. The teenager was taken to a hospital but died there “a short time later,” according to an LAPD statement.

Credit: Markeis Parish on Facebook.

Credit: Markeis Parish on Facebook.

The teenager with the same name on Facebook lists the bible and gospel music among his “likes.”

Think you know who the driver of the Mercedes might be? Call detectives at 323-421-2500.

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