Child dies after hit-and-run in Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A child was rushed to the hospital and later pronounced dead after being hit by a car in Homestead.

It happened just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Redland Road, just north of Lucy Street.

According to the Homestead Police Department, a 5-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle that did not stay at the scene.

The boy was taken by helicopter to Kendall Regional Medical Center in critical condition, police said. He was later pronounced dead.

Homestead police officers work the scene of a fatal hit and run that killed a 5-year-old child. (WPLG)

Detectives obtained surveillance video showing a white pickup truck towing a U-Haul double axle trailer leaving the area around the time the boy was struck.

Police said they would like to speak to the driver of that vehicle, and that they are only considered a person of interest at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homestead Police Department or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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