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Erika Hughes' 15-month-old daughter, Gabrielle Hughes. Police say (Credit: James Carbone)

Erika Hughes' 15-month-old daughter, Gabrielle Hughes. Police say Erika died after being struck on Mastic Road, just south of Riverside Avenue, in Mastic. (July 29, 2011)

Young mom killed in hit-and-run

Suffolk County police say a driver hit and killed Erika Hughes, 24, on Mastic Road in Mastic before fleeing the scene. Hughes worked at a car dealership in Amityville and was the single mother to a 15-month-old girl. They lived with her parents in Shirley, where she grew up and attended high school.

Erika Hughes, 24, of Shirley, seen holding her

Erika Hughes, 24, of Shirley, seen holding her daughter, was hit and killed on Mastic Road, just south of Riverside Avenue, in Mastic.

Erika Hughes' 15-month-old daughter, Gabrielle Hughes. Police say
(Credit: James Carbone)

Erika Hughes' 15-month-old daughter, Gabrielle Hughes. Police say Erika died after being struck on Mastic Road, just south of Riverside Avenue, in Mastic. (July 29, 2011)

Lori Hughes at her Shirley home. Lori's daughter,
(Credit: James Carbone)

Lori Hughes at her Shirley home. Lori's daughter, Erika, died after she was hit by a vehicle on Mastic Road, police said. (July 29, 2011)

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Lori Hughes, right, mother of Erika Hughes, is
(Credit: James Carbone)

Lori Hughes, right, mother of Erika Hughes, is consoled by her friend, Linda Siolos. Police say Erika Hughes, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck on Mastic Road, just south of Riverside Avenue, in Mastic. (July 29, 2011)

A makeshift memorial at scene where Erika Hughes,
(Credit: James Carbone)

A makeshift memorial at scene where Erika Hughes, 24, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Mastic Road, just south of Riverside Avenue, in Mastic. (July 29, 2011)

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