Windsor police investigating after child killed in hit and run

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Windsor police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle and ask that anyone with information contact police. (@_ONLocation_/Twitter)
Windsor police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle and ask that anyone with information contact police. (@_ONLocation_/Twitter)

A child is dead after a hit and run Sunday evening, according to Windsor police.

Officers were called to the area of Jefferson Boulevard at Haig Avenue on Sunday at 8:45 p.m where a child was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said in a news release.

The child later died in hospital, police added. Police did not say how old the child was.

Following an investigation, police determined that the child was struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene.

Autism Ontario's Windsor-Essex chapter posted online late Monday that the victim was a seven- year-old boy who was part of its local community. "Our hearts are shattered," said the post.

Suspect vehicle

Several witnesses were interviewed and police have reviewed surveillance footage. The suspect vehicle is said to be a silver-coloured SUV or crossover that police believe has front-end damage.

Investigators are currently looking to identify the involved driver and locate the suspect vehicle.

The Forensic Identification Unit and Collision Reconstruction Unit processed the scene.

Anyone with home or dash-cam surveillance video that might have captured the incident is being asked to contact police.

Windsor Police Services
Windsor Police Services