Search for driver after five-year-old injured in hit and run

The Killeen Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a driver after a five-year-old was injured in a hit and run. According to witnesses, the vehicle that hit the young boy was a late-model silver Dodge Charger with black diagonal stripes on the side. 

According to KPD, police officers responded to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian in the 800 block of Jeffries Avenue on Saturday, September 24, 2017 around 12 pm. Upon arrival, first responders located a five-year-old boy who had been struck by a vehicle that was no longer on scene. 

The boy was transported to McLane’s Children’s Hospital in Temple by Killeen Fire Department Ambulance. 

At this time, the severity of the child’s injuries are unknown, but they appear to be serious.

According to the Killeen Police Department, witnesses reported that a late-model silver Dodge Charger with black diagonal stripes on the side was traveling southbound on Jeffries when it struck the child. 

After striking the boy, the Charger stopped for a moment a couple of houses down. 

A late-model red Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger that appeared to be traveling with the Charger stopped alongside.  After a few moments, both vehicles left the scene, southbound on Jeffries.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to please call Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. 

You can also download the P3tips app for IOS and Android to give an anonymous tip.  

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