16-year-old killed in hit and run

August 4, 2008 3:29:44 PM PDT
Faith Sinclair turned 16 just two weeks ago. Her family says she was an honors student who played the flute at Ridley Township High School.

She was looking forward to a trip to Ireland this fall.

This is the growing memorial for Sinclair that includes flowers and candles and hand-written notes.

"You could go to her with any problem and she would solve it for you," said friend Kristie Kehner.

Kehner was with Sinclair and Sinclair's boyfriend around 10 p.m. Sunday night when they were all crossing the intersection of Chester Pike and Laurel Road.

That's when according to witnesses a car going faster than the 35 mile per hour speed limit, ran the red light.

"All I saw were blue headlights and I said I'm gonna turn around and I thought she was with me. Then I heard a car horn and a big thud," Kehner said.

Tonight, police are looking for a black Mercedes Benz, possibly a 2-door sport model with a missing side mirror and a missing front grille.

The windshield might also be broken.

"It's a shame that her life was taken by some person who didn't have any remorse for what they did," said Travis Bussey, a friend who called 9-1-1 after the accident.

With the hit-and-run driver still out there, there is frustration added to the pain of Faith's death.

There's also sorrow among her co-workers at this McDonald's on McDade Boulevard where Sinclair worked part-time this summer.

The owner told action news ---"we are deeply shocked and saddened to have learned of this tragedy. Our hearts are with Faith's family. They are in our thoughts and prayers."

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