Child, 5, Killed in Hit-And-Run in Homestead

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A 5-year old boy was struck and killed in a hit-and-run in Homestead Saturday night, police said.

The fatal crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the 600 block of SW 14th Street.

The child was airlifted to Kendall Regional Trauma Center in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

Police say the suspect fled the scene. Surveillance video shows a white pick-up truck towing a U-Haul double axle trailer.

The driver of the vehicle is only considered a person of interest at this time, police said.

The Homestead Police Department is asking South Dade residents to contact them at 305-247-1535 if they have seen the vehicle or have any information in regards to the crash.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates.

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