Video released of minivan sought in Roosevelt Blvd. hit-and-run

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SUMMERDALE (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of a minivan involved in a hit-and-run on the Roosevelt Boulevard that left a teenage girl dead.

17-year-old Markalyah Jackson was walking with the green light in the crosswalk at Adams Avenue when she was hit shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday.

The vehicle is believed to be an early 2000 silver Chevy Venture. It likely has heavy front-end damage and a shattered windshield.

The video released Wednesday shows the minivan a short time before Jackson was hit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

Jackson's father is pleading for someone to come forward.

"Come forward, just come forward. This is very overwhelming, I can't barely speak right now. I'm at a loss for words. I just want the person who hit my daughter to come forward," Khaliff Jackson said.

Markalyah Jackson

This portion of the Boulevard is particularly dangerous.

At Adams Avenue, the pedestrian gets the go ahead, and cars making the right turn onto Adams get a green light, all at the same time.

That was the situation when Jackson was hit.

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PennDOT, which oversees the Boulevard, a state highway, said it will work with the city to review the traffic light set up at the intersection.

Police said until the lights are changed, it's up to motorists and pedestrians to keep an eye out for each other.

According to PennDOT, in the last five years, there have been 45 crashes at this intersection with two involving pedestrians. None were fatal until Monday night.