Hit and Run Driver Injures Local Youth

Authorities need your help in locating the driver of a vehicle that left the scene of an accident on the afternoon of Friday, August 19, 2011 in Kewanee, IL.

According to Kewanee Police, a tan or brownish colored car struck an 11-year old boy riding a bicycle in the 500 block of E. 1st St. in Kewanee at around 3:00 PM on Friday. The vehicle then turned down an alley and left the area. The victim had to be transported by helicopter ambulance to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after suffering head injuries as a result of the accident.

Kewanee Police are asking that anyone who witnessed this accident, or who has any information about this crime, to call the Kewanee Police Department at 309-853-1911. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324 or 309-937-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

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