Driver arrested after hit-and-run kills 3-year-old

Driver arrested after hit-and-run kills 3-year-old

GRESHAM, Ore. - A 3-year-old was killed by a vehicle in a Gresham parking lot Saturday evening, and the driver left the scene on foot.

The driver, 63-year-old Carlton Dean Burton turned himself in to Portland police at around 9:30 p.m. He has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, hit and run, and reckless driving, according to the Gresham Police Department.

Police and medical personnel responded at about 6 p.m. to the East Trail Park Apartments, located at 115 S.E. 162nd Ave., on reports that a 3-year-old child had been hit by a car.

Police arrived and found the child unresponsive in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is investigating circumstances surrounding the crash. A woman who was a passenger in the suspect vehicle has been charged with hindering an investigation and tampering with evidence.

Police are asking anyone with information about this case to call the Gresham Police Department tip line at 503-618-2917. 

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