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Suspect held in hit-and-run crash that killed Michigan boy

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Police say a suspect has been arrested in a hit-and-run crash that killed an 8-year-old boy in Detroit.

The boy identified as Brandyn Starks 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. A 27-year-old man was arrested Sunday during a traffic stop in the Detroit suburb of Ecorse.

A tip to investigators led to the arrest, but police say they're still looking for the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run.

Police have said the boy's parents were searching for him after he left home with a wagon about two blocks from where he was struck. He was apparently trying to go to a nearby park. A weekend vigil was held for him in Detroit.

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