Woman killed in hit and run in east Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A woman has died after being struck by a car in east Columbus.

It happened around 4:16am at the intersection of South James Road and Dale Avenue. According to Columbus Police, Tarinesha Caldwell, 28, was crossing South James Road when she was struck by a car that was traveling north.

Dispatchers with Columbus Police say the driver of the vehicle did not stop and eventually turned onto Maryland Avenue.

Caldwell was transported to Grant Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. She was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

Officers say they are looking for a silver 2005 Ford Taurus with temporary tags. Anyone with information about the driver of the Taurus is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4767.Keep checking NBC4i.com for real-time updates on this story. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the free NBC4 News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts. 

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