By Kirsten Mitchell

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (WCCO) – Police in Brooklyn Center are looking for the driver who hit and killed an 8-year-old girl, then took off. It happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night at Highway 252 and 66th Avenue North.

Minnesota State Patrol troopers identified the child as 8-year-old Iliana Tasso. Investigators believe she was walking alone at the time.

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At nearby Nolen’s Elite Grooming, Trevaur Nolen said his stepson is around her age.

“My heart goes out to the family, my condolences. What they have to deal with this at this time just a tough situation,” he said.

Authorities are asking the public’s help to find the driver. They describe the vehicle as a white, 2015 to 2020 Nissan Rogue, likely with damage on the front right side. If you see a vehicle matching the description, call 763-279-4569.

Kirsten Mitchell