CAMDEN, N.J. (FOX 29) - A teenage girl has died after authorities say she was struck by a police vehicle as she crossed the street in Camden late Wednesday night.
Family members identified the girl as Nerreada Robles, 17, a senior at Woodrow Wilson High School.
The incident occurred just after 10 p.m. at the intersection of East State Street and Harrison Avenue.
Investigators say an on-duty Camden County police officer struck the 17-year-old victim as she was walking across the street. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Family members say she had just gotten off the bus and was walking to her best friend's house.
"I know she wanted a whole career for herself, she wanted to go to school, finish college, she wanted a lot," says Kaily Delgado, Nerreada's aunt. "I was lost, I was very lost, it just happened so fast you know."
The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says the officer had their lights on at the time of the incident and was responding to a call.
At a press conference on Thursday, Chief Scott Thomson said the investigation will include downloading all information on the cruiser, which will show if the officer did have sirens on at the time of the crash.
"We have expressed our deepest sympathies and condolences for this tragic loss of life and we're doing everything we can to help them during this extremely challenging time," he says "This is just a really sad day for the family and for the city as well."
Nerreada's loved ones stood by for the press conference after meeting with Chief Thomson and left visibly upset and angry.
"She had a lot of dreams ahead of her," says Nydia Roble.