5-year-old boy killed in Homestead hit-and-run – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – A 5-year-old boy has died after being hit by a driver who fled the scene, according to Homestead police.

The Homestead Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the crash near Southwest 14th Avenue and Sixth Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Paramedics transported the child, in extremely critical condition, to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police provided a video showing a white pickup truck towing a U-Haul twin-axle trailer.

However, according to investigators, the driver of the truck is currently only considered a person of interest.

Police are asking South Dade residents to contact them if they have seen the vehicle or if they have any information about the incident.

For information on this hit-and-run, call Homestead Police at 305-247-1535 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous and potentially receive up to $ 5,000 in rewards.

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