8-year-old boy fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Strawberry Mansion, police say

Police say an 8-year-old boy was struck and killed in a hit-and-run in the city's Strawberry Mansion neighborhood.

It happened at 33rd and Huntingdon streets around 4:15 Monday. 

According to police, the boy was struck by an SUV that traveling westbound on Huntingdon at a high rate of speed. The child was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital where he died shortly after 5 p.m.

Carol Green says the boy was coming home from school and was with his mother when the crash happened. 

Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters that the child's body was launched about 25 feet into the air and landed on the sidewalk that's where medics and police found him.

"Everybody was trying to help the little boy and the mother cause she was hysterical. She was rolling all over, she was hysterical," Green explained.

The vehicle believed to be involved was located on the 4000 block of Balwynne Park Road Monday night. Police released images of a man Tuesday night who they are looking to identify in connection with the hit-and-run investigation. He has not been named a suspect. 

If you have any information, please call the Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3180, 3181 or 911.

Philadelphia police are attempting to identify a man who may be connected to the hit-and-run. 




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