Child killed in hit-and-run - - Jackson, MS

Child killed in hit-and-run

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A 13-year-old old boy riding a bicycle was killed Thursday night when he was hit by a pickup truck.

Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green says the boy was struck and killed as he rode his bike with friends on Watkins Drive near Beaver Brook, just after 8:30. The truck did not stop. Officer Green described the truck as a red 1981 Chevrolet S-10. It had a Rankin County license plate, number RD1 243.

Officer Green says police are still searching for the truck and its driver.

The child has been identified as Ray Echols, 13. He was a sixth-grader at Powell Middle School in Jackson. Additional counselors were made available at Powell on Friday.

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