Ohio boy, 5, dies in hit-and-run on way to school
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 25 October 2013 14:53

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland say a driver fatally struck a 5-year-old boy walking to school before dawn and drove off.

Israel Thornton was hit Friday around 7:15 a.m. and died at a hospital.

Cleveland police say the motorist left the scene, just north of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, driving a vehicle believed to be a light-colored SUV or van. The license plate is not known.

Investigators think the vehicle may have damage to the grill or below.

Police say the boy was walking with an older child in an area without a crossing guard.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group (bit.ly/HgLeji) says the boy was a student at the Village Prep charter school. A school statement says the school community was shocked and saddened.


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