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June 25, 2018

Police locate vehicle in hit-and-run that killed 5-year-old in West Philly

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West Philly hit-and-run Philadelphia Police Department/Contributed Art

Police say this vehicle was driven by someone who struck and killed 5-year-old Xavier Moy in West Philadelphia on Friday, June 22.

Authorities have located the vehicle that was allegedly used in a hit-and-run that killed a 5-year-old boy.

Police announced Sunday that a blue 2016 Hyundai sedan was turned over to them. They believe the car was used to kill Xavier Moy on the 5000 block of Irving Street around 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22.

Family members told the media that Xavier was playing with others in the street when the car struck him.

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He was taken to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he died from his injuries.

The driver allegedly fled the scene.

Police have not publicly identified a suspect, although they said the vehicle was registered to someone who lives on the 200 block of South 50th Street, also saying the driver is possibly a female in her early 20s.

An investigation is ongoing. The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.