PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a woman in the city's Germantown section Monday night.
Police say it happened at 6:47 p.m. when the 21-year-old woman was trying to cross Germantown Avenue near West Coulter Street.
Witnesses told police that the driver of a grey Tesla was traveling at a high rate of speed before striking the victim.
"She was hit with such force that her body was launched into the air about 12 feet where her body actually struck the traffic light, and then her body continued to travel 50 feet south where it landed on the sidewalk," said Philadelphia Chief Inspector Scott Small.
The victim was rushed to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The woman reportedly lives several blocks away from where she was struck.
Police say the striking vehicle fled the scene after the crash.
Police released an image of the vehicle on Tuesday morning, showing heavy damage to the front windshield.
Anyone with information on the driver is asked to call police at 215-685-3184.