Child Injured in Hit and Run Identified

Police said Tuesday morning they had identified a child injured Monday night in a hit and run. His name is not being released because of his age. Police say he was taken to the University Medical Center in Jackson for treatment.

The child, between the ages of 10 and 13, was hit by a car in the area around 24th Street and 32nd Avenue in Meridian. He was seriously injured. The driver fled the scene.

When police arrived and tried to identify the boy, no one in the neighborhood knew him, and his parents could not be located. The child's parents came forward about 11:30 p.m.

Police are also looking for the driver of an older model blue Ford Crown Victoria, or similar car, with a heavily damaged windshield.

If you have any information, you are asked to call 911 to report it.

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