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15-year-old pedestrian dies after hit-and-run in Pasadena

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Anne Arundel County Police said Monday that a 15-year-old boy who was struck in a hit-and-run accident in Pasadena on Friday night has died.

Skylar Marion, 15, of Pasadena, had been walking along Mountain Road — a dangerous roadway with a long history of fatalities — with two other juveniles at about 9:25 p.m. when he and a 13-year-old girl from Clearwater Beach were struck by a passing vehicle.

Skylar was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and on Monday afternoon was pronounced dead, police said. The 13-year-old girl was taken to Johns Hopkins Children's Center with serious injuries. No update on her status was available Monday afternoon.

A second 13-year-old girl from Glen Burnie who was also walking on the road's shoulder when the collision occurred was not injured, police said.

The driver of the dark Ford Expedition that police believe struck the teens as it traveled westbound along Mountain Road did not stop, police said. The vehicle is believed to have damage to its front right headlight, its front right quarter panel and its hood, police said. The right front turn light was also broken out of the vehicle, police said.

Late Monday, Anne Arundel County Public Schools confirmed that Skylar Marion was a ninth-grader at Chesapeake High School. Officials said the school has been working with the family to provide support since learning of the accident.

Officials said counselors were available Monday at Chesapeake High to talk with students and staff, and would be available at the school tomorrow and as long as needed.

The road where the teens were struck has a deadly history. More than 20 people have been killed along the 11-mile roadway since the early 1990s, many of them in their teens.

Several pedestrians have been victims of accidents along the road as well. Shoulders and other space for pedestrians and bicyclists on the side of the road have been lost over the years as the roadway has expanded.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run on Friday is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police traffic safety section at 410-222-8573.

This story has been updated.

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