A 17-year-old girl killed after she crashed the vehicle she was driving while allegedly racing another driver, who remains at large, was identified Tuesday.

Gabriela Martinez of Perris was fatally injured at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Polk Street.

According to Sgt. Ryan Taack of the Riverside Police Department, Martinez was in a 2003 Ford Mustang going westbound on Magnolia when she and another motorist, who was at the wheel of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, engaged in an illegal street race.

“The Camaro appears to have turned in front of the Mustang, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle,” Taack said Monday. “The Mustang continued off of the roadway and collided with a tree.”

According to the sergeant, the Camaro driver, whose identity is unknown, “briefly stopped after the collision, but fled the scene moments later.”

Paramedics arrived within a few minutes and rendered life-saving treatment to the victim and her 17-year-old female passenger, whose identity also was not disclosed.

Both were taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where Martinez died and her friend was treated for moderate injuries.

Anyone with information, including the possible identity of the Camaro driver, was asked to contact the police Traffic Bureau at 951-826-8723.

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