Fatal Hit Skip: 5 Year Old Victim
This morning at approximately 7:22 am, a five year old male was struck by a vehicle on Denison Avenue at West 37th Street while walking to school, crossing Denison Avenue north to south. The child was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries. The vehicle which struck the child did not stop at the scene of the accident and instead continued eastbound on Denison Avenue. The vehicle is described as a light colored SUV or Caravan, license plate unknown. The vehicle may have damage to the grill or below.
The Accident Investigation Unit is on scene investigating the incident. Other vehicles were traveling in the area at the time of the incident and other drivers may have seen the hit skip vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the hit skip vehicle or the driver of the vehicle, or anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Second District at 216-623-5200 or the Hit Skip Unit at 216-623-5191. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).