2-Year-Old Boy Killed In Hit-And-Run, Relatives Of Alleged 19-Year-Old Driver Turn In Vehicle To Police

A 19-year-old mother and her 2-year-old little boy were run down by a white sedan speeding down their neighborhood street. The 2-year-old little boy died on Thursday after being pulled from life support. Following the incident, police released video footage of the vehicle believed to be involved in the hit-and-run. On Friday morning, a couple brought a white 2007 Infinity Sedan into the Philadelphia Police Department after suspecting their 19-year-old relative, who had borrowed the vehicle, was responsible for the alleged hit-and-run.

According to CBS Philly, a couple from northern Pennsylvania saw a news story about the hit-and-run death of 2-year-old David Alicea. They recognized the vehicle in the surveillance video released by police as their own. Earlier in the week, the couple say they allowed a 19-year-old relative to borrow the vehicle and noticed upon return that there was damage to the left front side of the vehicle.

After watching the news story, the family began to suspect that their vehicle was the one in the video and decided to take a trip to Philadelphia and turn the car into police. At around 6 a.m. on Friday morning, police say the vehicle was brought to the department and they are “certain” it is the car that was used in the hit-and-run.

“There was damage on the left side, the left headlamp, which fell off at the scene and it fit perfectly in the car this morning. So we have good physical evidence and we’re certain we have the vehicle. There’s no doubt that we have the right vehicle.”

As Fox News reports, little David Alicea died on Thursday following the hit-and-run after being removed from life support. The boy’s mother, Josephine Rivera, is calling for swift action by the police to find her son justice by identifying the person responsible for the hit-and-run that took her toddler’s life. One relative spoke directly to the driver as he shamed him for his actions and notes that he can’t hide and will be found.

“Shame on you. Shame on you for going right by here hitting two innocent lives — taking one and you’re out there like nothing. How dare you. Don’t think you can hide.”

Though police now have the vehicle in custody, no arrest has been made in the case. Police say they are still investigating the case and that the pair who turned in the vehicle have been fully cooperating with the police regarding the incident.

[Image Credit: Philadelphia Police Department]