Child Dead After Being Hit by Car, 2 People Inside Car Left the Scene - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Child Dead After Being Hit by Car, 2 People Inside Car Left the Scene

Both drivers involved in the crash pulled over and called 911, police say

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    Child Dead After Being Hit by Car in Dallas

    Dallas Police say a 10-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a car in Dallas and two people inside the car ran away from the scene.

    Editor's note: Early reports from police stated the child was 12 years old. Police later said the child's age is 10 years old.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019)

    A 10-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a car in Dallas, police say.

    The boy has been identified as Lemonterrion Wright, a student at Elisha M. Pease Elementary School.

    The crash happened at about 7:50 p.m. near the intersection of South Westmoreland Road and Gannon Lane, just south of the Southwest Center Mall.

    Witnesses told police two cars heading southbound on Westmoreland struck the boy. The drivers of both vehicles pulled over and called 911, police said.

    The boy was taken by paramedics to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

    No further details were made available by police.

    Wright's mother, Amber Moore, posted on Facebook that a balloon release would be held in Wright's honor at Elisha M. Pease Elementary School on Monday.

    Moore also created a GoFundMe page to raise money for Wright's final expenses. The page has nearly $3 thousand in donations.

    Editor's note: Early reports from police stated the child was 12 years old. Police later said the child's age is 10 years old.

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