Zakaiyah Halley loved her friends, the beach and music, according to her obituary.

Zakaiyah Halley

The 18-year-old from Phillipsburg died Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash near the Palmer Park Mall in Palmer Township.

A funeral is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday at at Doyle-Devlin Funeral Home, 695 Corliss Ave. in Phillipsburg. Visitation starts at 4 p.m.

Halley, of the 200 block of Washington Street, is survived by her mother, father, his wife, six siblings and two grandparents.

‘I’m devastated’: Mother mourns P’burg teen

She had been escorted out of the Palmer Park Mall following an argument with a friend, and was struck and killed about 9 p.m. on Route 248.

Palmer Township police are looking for a dark-colored or black 2006 to 2016 Chevrolet Impala sedan with damage to its passenger-side front undercarriage or wheel-well area. It was last seen headed north on Route 248.

Police early Thursday impounded another sedan, this one a black Mazda6, from Morris Street in Phillipsburg. Investigators processed that car for evidence but were unable as of Friday to link it to Wednesday night’s crash.

“I keep thinking that it’s not real,” Halley’s mother, Alma Johnson, said Thursday. “I keep thinking she’s going to come through the door, or call.”

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