A 12-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he sledded onto a highway Oklahoma, police mentioned.
The teen, whose id wasn’t instantly launched, was one in all two boys struck by automobiles in separate incidents lower than an hour aside whereas sledding Thursday in Damaged Arrow, police mentioned.
“In every of the incidents, the juveniles have been sledding after they entered the roadway and the collision occurred,” division officers mentioned in an announcement.
Cops have been looking Friday for the late-model white pickup truck with darkened home windows and prolonged mirrors in connection to the lethal accident.
The truck didn’t cease after plowing into the boy, who was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening accidents. He later died from his accidents, police mentioned.
It’s unclear if the driving force of the truck was conscious of hitting the boy, however investigators wish to monitor the automobile down, a police spokesman informed The Publish.
“Lots of people have been out sledding,” spokesman Chris Walker mentioned, noting that about 6 inches of snow had fallen. “The 12-year-old slid into the roadway and the automobile left. So we wish to contact him, that’s our primary purpose on this.”
If investigators decide the driving force was conscious of hitting the boy, prices may very well be filed, Walker mentioned.
The lifeless boy’s household has requested privateness, police mentioned.
Some 45 minutes after the primary accident, a second 12-year-old boy was struck by one other automobile whereas sledding about 7 miles away.
The second boy was dragged an unknown distance earlier than the automobile stopped. The driving force stayed on the scene and the boy — who apparently had minor accidents — was taken to a hospital by personal means, Walker mentioned.
Each accidents occurred because the boys have been sledding on hills on personal property.
“That’s simply extraordinary,” Walker mentioned of the 2 incidents occurring inside an hour’s span.
Anybody with details about the deadly hit-and-run ought to name Damaged Arrow police at (918) 451-8200.