Miramar police: 6-year-old killed in hit-and-run

Published On: Jan 10 2013 09:43:19 AM EST
MIRAMAR, Fla. -

Police say a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 6-year-old boy who was crossing a road with his uncle after leaving a McDonald's restaurant.

Authorities say the uncle was holding a baby in his arms Wednesday night as he crossed Miramar Parkway with the boy. A car hit the child and the boy was thrown onto the vehicle's hood.

According to police, the driver swerved a couple of times and the child fell off the car and run over. The boy was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The uncle and the baby were not injured.

Police are searching for a newer model white sedan with damage to the front end.

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