Four-year-old killed in hit-and-run on Merrill Road, JSO looking for driver

A child was killed in a hit-and-run on Jacksonville’s Southside.

JSO says A silver SUV was heading westbound on Merrill Road when witnesses say a light-colored sedan changed lanes into the SUV, forcing it off the road.

The SUV then crashed into a wooden telephone pole. The driver and a child passenger were transported to the hospital.

Sadly, the four-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The light-colored sedan fled and has not reported the crash to JSO. Anyone with information about the light-colored vehicle is encouraged to contact JSO at 630-0500 or call Crimestoppers at 866-845-TIPS and you may be eligible for a cash reward. The light-colored- sedan will likely have damage to the passenger’s side door(s).

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