Mo. Toddler Who Died in Hit-And-Run Identified
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 2-year-old boy who died after he wandered from a Kansas City motel and was hit by a car was identified as a resident of Essex, Mo. The Kansas City Police Department identified the boy Monday as J'Vierre Durden.
Police say the boy got out of his family's motel room in the Crown Lodge motel early Saturday, walked to a busy highway and was hit by a car.
Police say the parents left the boy with his 10- and 13-year-old siblings while they visited a relative.
The car that hit the boy has not been identified. Police say the toddler apparently was sideswiped and the driver may not realize a small child was hit.
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