12-year-old boy killed in hit-and-run while collecting youth football donations in Red Bird

Oak Cliff - A 12-year-old boy collecting donations for a youth football team was struck and killed Saturday afternoon while crossing a Red Bird street, Dallas police said.

Ricky Tave was hit by a car around 1:30 p.m. as he tried to run across West Ledbetter Drive near Vista Wood Boulevard, police said.

He was pronounced dead at Children's Medical Center Dallas. 

The driver initially stopped but then got back in her Nissan Altima when witnesses tried to detain her, police said. She fled but was found later and arrested, police said.

Jastasia King, 26, faces charges of failure to stop and render aid, police said.

Source: Dallas Morning News

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