Car Suspected in Hit-and-Run That Killed 5-Year-Old Turned Over to Police

A car police believe may have struck a 5-year-old boy in West Philadelphia Friday, killing him before the driver sped away, was turned over to police Sunday.

Philadelphia police said the car was turned into police at the 26th District Headquarters located in Fishtown Sunday afternoon. Police interviewed the owner of the car and released the owner pending further investigation, Police Capt. Mark Overwise said.

"We cannot say for certain that this was the vehicle involved it was just in the area at the time of the crash," Overwise said.

There was visible damage on the car but further investigation would be needed to determine if it was caused by the crash.

Xavier Moy, 5, was hit along the 5000 block of Irving Street around 4 p.m. Friday, family members and police said. 

Family members said the boy was playing in the street with others when a sedan rolled down the street and hit him.

The search is on for a driver who hit and killed a child in West Philadelphia and then fled the scene. Meanwhile, the neighborhood is struggling to come to grips with the tragedy.

Late Saturday, Philadelphia police released a photo of the suspected vehicle.

On Sunday, police released more information about and clearer photos of the suspected vehicle, a blue, four-door 2016 Hyundai Sonata with Pennsylvania plates.

Initial reports had described the car that struck Xavier Moy as green.

The driver left the scene after the crash. There was no definitive description of the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to please or call Philadelphia police at 215-686-TIPS or the Accident Investigation Division at 215-685-3180.

On Saturday, Xavier's family begged any witnesses to come forward.

"I could be anybody, you could be me sitting here," said Logan White, Xavier's father. "It's always somebody else 'til it happens to you."

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police has offered a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in the case.

A West Philadelphia family is mourning the death of a 5-year-old boy who was killed by a hit and run driver.
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