2-year-old crossroads whose family was hit by truck: VA cops

Police arrested the 77-year-old driver shortly after the incident.

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A 2-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run in Virginia while crossing the street with family, police said.


The incident happened at about 6:50 p.m. March 10 in Virginia Beach, the city police department said in a news release.


A family with a 2-year-old child was crossing the street when a pickup truck turned right on a red light and didn’t yield to the pedestrians crossing, according to police.


The truck struck the 2-year-old and then drove off, according to police. The child was taken to a local hospital where they later died.


Officers found the driver, identified as a 77-year-old man, and arrested him, police said. The driver faces a charge of felony hit and run with injury.


Police ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the Virginia Beach Police Department Special Operations Bureau at 757-385-4606.


Alison Cutler is McClatchy’s National Real Time Reporter for the Southeast. She graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass. She previously worked for The News Leader, a chapter of USA Today in Stanton, Virginia.

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