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Nine Year Old Boy Tragically Dies in Hit and Run Accident

June 13, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, TN –A thirty four year old male, a nine year old boy and a five year old boy sustained injuries in a hit and run accident that happened at the intersection of South Kelly Street and East Main Street. All three victims were taken to an area hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.*

According to the Chattanooga Police, they continue to search for the man who was responsible for the hit and run crash. Per a spokesperson for the police, the man is described as a black male in his twenties.  The man has a short afro and was wearing a white Georgia Bulldogs shirt at the time of the accident.  

A local resident notes that he is not surprised about learning the news regarding the hit and run accident.   He has witnessed people driving dangerously around the neighborhood.  At that same intersection where the accident occurred is Eastside Elementary School.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by the Chattanooga Police.


According to online news reports at and, a nine year old boy tragically died in a hit and run accident.

A nine year old boy died in a hit and run accident, according to the Chattanooga Police.   The crash occurred at the intersection of East Main Street and South Kelly Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  A thirty four year old male and a five year old boy were also injured in the accident.  

Police continue to look for the driver who hit the nine year old boy.  The status of the 34 year-old man and the five year old boy are not known at this time.

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