SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF)_ The California Highway Patrol has found a car allegedly driven by a suspect who struck and killed a 14-year-old boy while fleeing from Alameda County sheriff’s deputies near San Leandro on Tuesday evening, CHP officials said.
The driver fled when the deputies tried to pull over the maroon 2001 Saturn for reckless driving. The car struck Ivan Cruz as he was crossing the street in a crosswalk at East 14th Street and Ashland Avenue at 6:19 p.m., CHP and sheriff’s officials said.
Ivan, a San Leandro resident, suffered major injuries and was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he died, according to the CHP.
The driver continued fleeing and remains at large. Officials would not disclose where the car in question was located, but have taken the Saturn into custody as evidence, CHP officials said.
Anyone with information about the hit-and-run collision has been asked to call the CHP’s Castro Valley area Office at (510) 581-9028 or the CHP’s non-emergency public access number at 1-800-TELL-CHP.
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