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2-year-old killed in Milwaukie hit-and-run; police searching for suspect vehicle

A 2-year-old was hit and killed in Milwaukie and police are trying to find the driver responsible.
Credit: Milwaukie Police

MILWAUKIE, Ore. — Police on Friday shared more details about a child who was killed in a hit-and-run crash Thursday in Milwaukie, with the hope of finding the driver responsible. 

Investigators are searching for the suspect vehicle, which a neighbor initially told them might be a two-door pickup truck. They have since ruled out that vehicle. 

The victim, 2-year-old Jack Barrett, was struck around noon near Southeast Wichita Avenue and Firwood Street, and all roads were temporarily closed between Firwood and Hazel streets.

Milwaukie detectives are specifically looking for any additional information from drivers who were on Wichita Avenue between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Thursday. 

The said any information at all can help them piece together timelines, leads and other information detectives are already looking into.

"This is an extremely sad and difficult time for the family, and they continue to be in our thoughts as we work through this tragic incident," the Milwaukie Police Department said.

Anyone who was in the area or has information about the incident is asked to call the non-emergency dispatch number 503-786-7500 and ask to speak with a detective.

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