A woman was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a Notre Dame High School student who was jogging across a street near the Sherman Oaks school Tuesday.
The accident occurred about 3:40 p.m. near the intersection of Woodman Avenue and Addison Street in Sherman Oaks, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sara Faden.
According to a Notre Dame High School recorded phone statement, the victim was identified as 16-year-old Conor Lynch, a junior at the school.
"There's been a tragic accident near campus today," the message states. "This afternoon junior___ was struck and killed in a fatal traffic accident. The energy of the entire Notre Dame community is focused on helping the family through this difficult time. We encourage your prayers for the family."
A campus-wide prayer service was held on Wednesday morning to help students cope with their classmate's death.
According to Faden, the Notre Dame student was "crossing mid-block near that intersection heading westbound when a motorist driving a burgundy SUV heading northbound on Woodman Avenue hit him."
Connor parents are divorced, and he has two younger brothers, one of whom went to the same school.
Family and friends have described Conor as helpful kid, and one who was very bright and inquisitive in class.
The female driver continued heading northbound on Woodman but eventually pulled over, according to police.
When the woman finally stopped she "approached several officers who were responding to an unrelated call and told them, `I think I hit someone,'" LAPD Capt. Bill Sutton told NBCLA.
"She was detained by the officers and we are getting her statement about what happened, "Sutton said. "Her vehicle is also being looked at for any trace evidence."
The victim died at the scene, according to authorities. The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Moran Biton of Sherman Oaks.
Sutton also said he did not have any information about whether Moran was impaired or distracted when she struck the pedestrian. She is still facing a possible hit-and-run charge for not immediately pulling over.
"That will all be part of the full investigation," Sutton said.