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Police search for driver of car in fatal hit-and-run


Baltimore police were searching yesterday for the driver of a dark-colored BMW car that struck and killed a 5-year-old girl and injured her mother and another woman as the three crossed the 4900 block of Sinclair Lane late Friday night.

The girl, Nicole Anderson of the 3400 block of Elmley Ave. in the Bel Air-Edison section, was pronounced dead at 12:13 a.m. at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore after the 11:15 p.m. accident.

Her mother, Leslie Carter, 31, of the same address, was admitted in stable condition to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The other woman, April Watson, 23, of the 5300 block of Moravia Road, was in satisfactory condition at Church Hospital.

Police said the car that hit the three was traveling south at high hTC speed on Sinclair Lane near Moravia Road.

The well-dressed male driver continued driving south after the impact, police said.

The impact shattered the car's windshield and damaged its front.

The vehicle was last seen traveling south on Edison Highway, at least 16 blocks away, police said.

Officers said witnesses told them they saw "something shiny," perhaps chrome wheels or trim, on the car's side or bottom, but could not provide a license plate or better description.

The vehicle was either dark gray or black, a 500-series BMW, and was missing the outside mirror on the driver's side. The driver was the only occupant.

Ms. Carter and her daughter were thrown over the hood of the BMW at impact, police said.

The child's bloody white sneakers lay in the middle of the street, in front of the Police Department's Northeastern District community police office, after the accident.

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