A child was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Saturday evening.
Windsor Police and other emergency personnel responded to the scene on Jefferson Boulevard near Haig Avenue around 8:30 p.m. after receiving a call of a crash involving a pedestrian.
A child was taken to a local area hospital with life-threatening injuries, but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries.
According to BlackburnNews.com, the police have determined that the child was hit by a vehicle, which then fled the scene. The suspected vehicle is said to be a silver-coloured SUV or crossover with possible front-end damage. Investigators are actively searching to identify the driver and find the vehicle.
The Forensic Identification Unit and the Collision Reconstruction Unit attended and processed the scene.
Multiple witnesses have been interviewed and the police have released a still image of the suspected vehicle captured from a security camera.
Windsor Police is urging anyone with video surveillance footage that may have captured the incident or anyone with information about the identity of the driver to please contact them at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4000. An anonymous tip can also be sent to Crime Stoppers at (519) 258-TIPS (8477).
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