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Police search for driver who struck seven spring breakers on South Padre Island

Detectives in the ongoing investigation believe the suspect vehicle to be a black or dark-colored Honda CR-V or Pilot, which should have front-end damage, according to the news release. Photo provided by the City of South Padre Island.

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

UPDATE: South Padre Island Police Chief Randy Smith tells CBS 4 News that there were seven pedestrians involved in the hit-and-run accident early Friday morning.

South Padre Island Police Department have two females in custody believed to be involved in the auto-pedestrian accident.

"The vehicle was still on South Padre Island", according to a news release.

The primary suspect is a 20-year-old female from Sugarland, TX.

"We feel confident that this is the vehicle involved in the accident," Smith said in a news release. "However, the investigation is still ongoing."

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South Padre Island police need the public’s help locating a driver who struck five pedestrians on South Padre Island early Friday morning.

Around 12:40 a.m., South Padre Island police received a call regarding an auto-pedestrian crash at the 4200 Block of Gulf Boulevard.

When emergency responders arrived, they found three people on the street with serious injuries; two others suffered minor injuries, according to a news release by the City of South Padre Island.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived, according to the news release.

Investigators believe the suspect drove a black or dark-colored Honda CR-V or Pilot into the group, according to the news release. The suspect vehicle might have front end damage.

The pedestrians ranging from 16 to 22 years old were transported by EMS to local hospitals.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is urged to call South Padre Island Police Department at 956-761-5454.

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