Update Fatal Hit Skip: 5 Year Old Victim
On Friday, October 25, 2013, 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.
This post shows two photos of the suspect vehicle after the hit-skip. The photos were taken by a camera on a school bus as the suspect vehicle passed it. The suspect vehicle is the mid-sized 4 door SUV seen next to the school bus. The vehicle is a newer model vehicle with a rounded front end, tapered rear window, no luggage rack and either white, silver or light grey in color. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the hit skip vehicle or the driver of the vehicle is asked to contact the Accident Investigation Unit at 216-623-5295. 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).