Boy, 9, mowed down and killed by white van as man, 49, arrested

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A man has been arrested after a nine-year-old boy was crushed to death by a white van and killed in a horrific hit-and-run accident.

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Immediately after 9.30 p.m. last night, emergency workers were dispatched to the scene in Keighley, West York.

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The accident happened at Sutton Lane in Keighley, West Yorkcredit: Google Maps

Officers were told that a white van hit the boy and another pedestrian, who suffered minor injuries, before driving off.

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Paramedics including air ambulance tried to save the youth, but he was declared brought dead on the spot.

A 49-year-old man later went to a police station in North Yorkshire and was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.

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He remains in custody.

Detective Sergeant Fiona Allen of West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Inquiry Team said: “A nine-year-old boy has tragically lost his life and our top priority is to support his family and ensure that the incidents are thoroughly investigated.” be the cause of his death.

“The collision occurred on the border of West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire and we are keen to speak to anyone who has witnessed the collision or who believes they may have seen a van involved immediately before or after the incident.”

Citing crime reference 13210474457, anyone with information is urged to call the Major Collision Inquiry Team on the West Yorkshire Police website via 101 or 101 live chat.

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