OPP identify victim in fatal hit-and-run
Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013 7:53AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 2, 2013 7:52PM EST
Ontario Provincial Police have identified the young boy killed in a highway crash in Mississauga on Tuesday afternoon as Jacob Favila.
The seven-year-old boy from Ajax died after a van was rear-ended by a Hummer in Highway 401’s westbound lanes, near Dixie Road.
After the crash, the Hummer was driven away from the scene but it was later found abandoned near Dixie Road.
The driver has not been located, as of Wednesday morning, said Ontario Provincial Police spokesman Sgt. Dave Woodford.
Police said the van was carrying the boy, three other children and two adults when it was struck from behind.
The surviving occupants were taken to hospital as a precaution.
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