Teen Skateboarder Struck and Killed in North Miami Beach

Police are investigating after a 19-year-old woman was struck and killed while skateboarding in North Miami Beach Sunday

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    Police identified a 19-year-old woman who was struck and killed while skateboarding in North Miami Beach Sunday. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos has the story. (Published Monday, Mar 24, 2014)

    Police are investigating after a 19-year-old woman was struck and killed while skateboarding in North Miami Beach Sunday.

    The incident happened just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 23rd Avenue and Northeast 137th Street, North Miami Beach Police said.

    The victim, who was struck by a white Ford sedan, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

    Officials later identified the teen as Jacqueline Elizabeth Postrel-Jambor.

    Neighbors created a makeshift memorial to Postrel-Jambor with teddybears, candles and balloons at the sight of the crash.

    "I ride a skateboard. It could have been me that got hit," neighbor Conchetta Campbell said.

    Campbell penned a message on one of the balloons that read: "Stop and look for people on skateboards."

    A neighbor who identified himself as Chuck said neighbors were shocked when they heard the collision.

    "We all heard the impact and I thought, 'What did he hit?' And there was nothing in the street. When we came back to the street her skateboard was still moving," Chuck said.

    The speed limit in the neighborhood of mobile homes is 15 miles per hour. The streets are narrow and there are very few sidewalks. While police are still investigating the cause of the crash, neighbors said the driver was speeding, and it wasn't for the first time.

    "He was speeding 60 miles an hour many times here," said resident Timothy Laboy.

    Crime scene and traffic homicide investigators are looking into the incident and have not released further details. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.