MERCER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) We are learning more details about a child hit and killed by a vehicle in Mercer County.
It happened Thursday evening on Route 20 near the intersection of Littlesburg Road.
According to Sheriff Tommy Bailey, the victim was a two-year-old boy. The child was in the roadway alone.
The vehicle, a Toyota minivan, was impounded around 11 p.m. The driver is not in custody and their name is not being released at this time.
Sheriff Bailey said the investigation is ongoing.
The Mercer Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help tonight in locating a minivan that was involved in a fatal hit and run earlier this evening.
Sheriff Tommy Bailey tells WVVA a child was killed near a church at the intersection of Route 20 and Littlesburg Road.
Bailey says, “according to witnesses it was a dark colored Toyota van with front passenger damage” involved in the hit and run. He adds detectives working the incident were interviewing people this evening around 8 p.m.
We will continue to follow this story as it develops.
If you have any information you can call the Sheriff”s office.