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Police search for driver after boy fatally struck in Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) -

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck an 8-year-old boy in Detroit.

Police say the boy was crossing a street Thursday on the city's southwest side when witnesses say he was hit by an SUV that disregarded a red traffic light. WDIV-TV reports the boy was dragged by the vehicle about 100 feet from where he was struck.

Homicide Capt. Michael McGinnis says the boy's parents were searching for him after he left home two blocks away from where he was struck. The Detroit News reports that police believe he was pulling a wagon to a nearby park. His name wasn't immediately released.

McGinnis says the SUV likely has damage to one of the headlights. Investigators are seeking tips from the public in the case.

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