Hit-run driver kills 2-year-old in Milwaukie

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Incident happened around noon in 9500 block of SE Wichita Avenue

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 2-year-old boy died after being hit by a driver in Milwaukie who fled the scene shortly after noon Thursday.

The child, whom police identified Friday as Jack Barrett, was hit in the 9500 block of SE Wichita Avenue. Authorities originally said they were looking for a white, 2-door pickup truck but later revealed the white truck had been ruled out as a suspect vehicle based on video collected in the area.

Milwaukie police released this image of 2-year-old Jack Barrett, who was hit and killed by a driver on July 2, 2020. (Milwaukie Police Department)

Detectives want to hear from any drivers who were on SE Wichita Avenue between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Thursday.

“As you can imagine it’s a difficult time for the family and our hearts and thoughts go out to the family,” said Milwaukie PD public information officer Brad Walther. “We are looking for the community’s help regarding this incident. If you have information or if you have video of the incident please call 503.786.7500 and ask to speak with detectives.”

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