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Woman and Child Killed, Man Injured in Fort Worth Hit-and-Run

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The Fort Worth Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in reference to a fatal hit-and-run investigation.

According to police, the incident occurred in the 1300 block of Interstate 20 between McCart Avenue and James Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Police said a man, woman and a 12-year-old girl were involved in a single motor vehicle accident on the freeway.

After the crash, all three were walking on the right shoulder of the freeway to get assistance, police said.

According to police, while they were walking on the shoulder, an unknown vehicle hit all three and immediately fled the location without stopping to render aid or wait for police.

The man and girl were transported to a local hospital, police said.

Police said the woman, identified as 20-year-old Bella Isabel Vasquez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The girl, identified as Allison Zárate, later died from her injuries.

The Fort Worth Police Department is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information about this crash to contact Traffic Investigation Detective Carter at 817-392-4885.

Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.

Editor's note: Police originally said that three women were involved, but later said it was a woman, a 12-year-old girl and a man that were involved in the accident.

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