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Unified PD: Truck involved in hit-and-run located; suspect still at large

Posted at 7:33 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 21:33:05-05

KEARNS, Utah – Unified Police have located the truck they believe was involved in a hit-and-run auto-pedestrian accident Thursday night in Kearns.

The 5-year-old who was struck remains in critical condition but has stabilized.

"He has woke up a few times, which the doctors are telling us is good news,” Sgt. Melody Gray with Unified Police told FOX 13. “Hopefully he will start to improve, and he will be okay.”

While the truck has been located, the driver still has not.

“We haven’t been able to find the driver… which we believe to be the owner of the truck," Gray said.

UPD is asking for tips to continue since they are not finished with their investigation. They added that surveillance video has been incredibly helpful.

“I can’t even imagine if my son was hit… you know, and you try to teach your kids not to go out in the street, but sometimes they follow a toy or something,” said April, a mother who lives on the same street. "Unfortunately, you can’t always protect them.”

April’s son is also 5 years old. She says that people driving on the street often speed and drive “without a care in the world."

"They need to watch out, especially when it's dark," she said.

The driver could face several charges once found, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Police are again urging that driver to come forward and turn himself or herself in.