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Police: Child Dies After Southwest Philadelphia Hit-And-Run

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say a child has died after he was struck by a vehicle in Southwest Philadelphia.

Police say it happened at about 6:30 p.m. Monday at the 1600 block of S. 57th Street.

According to Philadelphia Police, the four-year-old boy was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the vehicle, described as a black SUV, fled northbound on 57th Street.

An investigation is underway.

"We're pretty confident that we will be able to identify and apprehend both of these drivers," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Police say this is one of two hit-and-run accidents they are investigating in Philadelphia Monday night. A woman and a child were struck by a vehicle in Kensington, according to investigators.





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