UPDATE AUG. 23: A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a 17-year-old girl in late July. He was arrested on Tuesday and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and hit-and-run resulting in death.
"That is heartbreaking to find out that this boy was only 15-years-old," said the victim's mother, Tolly Brown.
Brown said her daughter Brittanie was a Junior at Del Sol High School.
The teen loved collecting shoes and was always making jokes.
"She was my only, my everything," said Brown.
Brittanie's 12-year-old cousin, Ani Anderson, said the two were more like sisters.
"Whenever somebody would pick on me, she would always have my back," said Anderson.
The victim's mom is trying to make sense of the senseless.
"I want other parents to be very aware of your child...where they are, who they're with," she said.
Brown also has a message for other teenagers.
"Do not jump in a car with someone that is not an experienced driver," she said.
A 17-year-old girl died in a crash Friday morning in North Las Vegas.
Around 1 a.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Clayton Street regarding a single vehicle rollover crash.
Arriving officers located a 17-year-old female in critical condition. Medical personnel transported the female to UMC Trauma where she was pronounced deceased. The Clark County coroner identified her as Brittanie Rochelle Chaniece Brown.
The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a white pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Cheyenne Avenue at a high rate of speed, approaching Clayton Street, when the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and eventually left the roadway.
Two other teenage female passengers were in the truck when it crashed. They were transported to UMC Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
At least two teenage males, one of which was believed to be the driver, were also in the truck and fled on foot before officers arrived.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.