EDISON - A fatal hit-and-run accident in Somerset County over the weekend took the life of a young woman.

Authorities are searching for the driver who struck 23-year-old Tiffany Jantelle on Weston Canal Road near Randolph Road in Franklin just after 1 a.m. Saturday. She was reportedly trying to save an injured dog lying in the street when she was hit.

Officials say the suspect was driving a black Dodge pick-up truck. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office at 1-888-577-8477.