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Police processing SUV possibly involved in fatal hit-and-run

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UPDATE: Sherwood police say they have an SUV that matches the description of the one that hit 3 year old Jaylen Diggs on Monday. A search warrant was obtained; they're processing red Tahoe and talking to the owner. No arrests have been made.

Stay with katv.com and Channel Seven for updates as they become available.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

SHERWOOD (KATV) - A three-year-old boy struck by a vehicle in Sherwood died just after midnight Wednesday.

Captain Kel Nicholson with the Sherwood Police Department told KATV Wednesday morning they are now focused on looking for a red SUV and the driver who fled the scene after hitting Jaylen Diggs at Park Crest Apartments off Manson Road around 7:00 Monday night.

The complex is gated and has a good reputation with Sherwood officers.

"You can walk through there and there will be a lot of children come up and talk to you," said Officer Richard Harper. "That's one of the things I like about patrolling that area."

Investigators' main obstacle so far has been that most of the witnesses were children - no parents were present at the time. Officer Harper said there's a small playground but it's not unusual for the kids to run on the sidewalk or parking lot.

Sherwood police have asked that the driver come forward.

Detectives said there's a chance the red vehicle doesn't have any noticeable damage from hitting the toddler.

If you saw anything that could help police, call the Sherwood Police Department at (501) 835-1425.