UPDATE: SUV from Fatal Hit and Run Found Unoccupied in St. Louis City
Updated @ 2:50 p.m.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – A white SUV suspected in a fatal hit and run Sunday was recovered by police in St. Louis City on Carter Avenue earlier this afternoon. It was unoccupied.
Investigators are speaking to an adult male. He is considered a person of interest at this time.
The investigation is ongoing. Any arrests or information will be released at a later date or if charges are issued through the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – St. Louis County Police are on the lookout for a white SUV involved in a deadly hit-and-run Sunday night that took the life of a toddler and injured a teenage girl.
Police say 2-year-old Darrion Griffin was attempting to cross the street to play with his 17-year-old sister Shariea Evans when the SUV, traveling at high speeds, struck the child. The boy’s sister was also hit as she attempted to pull the boy from the path of the vehicle. She is said to have minor injuries. Police say the incident occurred around 8:11 p.m. Sunday night.
After striking both victims the vehicle fled east on Redman, then south on Raymond.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a newer white SUV model with heavy tinted windows, chrome side step rails, and damage to the right front bumper. The possible make of the vehicle is said to be either a Dodge or Ford.
Both victims were taken to an area hospital where the boy was pronounced dead.
Police say the scene is still active and Redman Road will be shut down for several hours as officers investigate.