Teenage girl dies after Phoenix hit-and-run crash

Phoenix police are looking for the driver who killed a teenage girl in a hit-and-run near 27th Avenue and Weldon late Friday night on June 9.

Paulina Vargas-Ochoa, 16, was found lying in the street just south of Indian School Road at around 11 p.m.

The teen was taken to the hospital and died from her injuries. Police say she was crossing the street mid-block when she was hit by a car heading south down 27th Avenue.

"When I saw the little girl, my instinct was to go help her, to try to save her," said a good samaritan, identified only as ‘Jamaica.’

Jamaica said she performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

"I did my best," said Jamaica. "I did my all. I just want justice for her and her family."

No suspects have been located, and no vehicle description was provided.

Family speaks out

On June 17, Paulina's family and loved ones held a car wash to help raise money for the teenage girl's funeral.

"She was a beautiful person," said Paulina's mother, Anabel Ochoa, in Spanish. "Very friendly. She was my everything. "She was very sympathetic."

Ochoa is asking people to come forward, if they have information on what happened.

"If somebody saw something, somebody knows something of what happened, for them to come forward so we can clarify what happened," said Ochoa. "It’s not right. It’s not right. My beautiful little girl."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Phoenix Police at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

Loved ones are using GoFundMe to raise money following Paulina's death.

Where the hit-and-run occurred