Driver sought in deadly hit & run

April 17, 2008 7:21:37 PM PDT
Police are looking for the driver of a Ford Taurus who struck and killed a little boy.The victim was identified as 4-year-old Juan Chavez.

He was playing in the 200 block of East Oak Street around 8:15 last night when, witnesses say, he ran into the street.

Chavez was taken to Montgomery Hospital in very critical condition. He died a few hours later.

Police say a maroon or dark red 1997 Ford Taurus hit him. The man behind the wheel did not stop. The vehicle had Pennsylvania tags, license number GPA-9797, investigators said.

The striking vehicle is described as a 4-door maroon sedan with front driver side damage. Police say a man was driving the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Norristown police.


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