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Child Killed in Fatal West New York Hit-and-Run

By kcora on
West New York

Authorities are searching for the driver of a black SUV accused of a hitting and ultimately killing a girl walking to school with her mother this morning.

According to initial reports, 7-year-old Sheyla Pichardo and her mother were on their way the the school near the intersection of 61st Street and Van Buren Place in West New York, when they were struck by a black SUV, possibly a late model Chevy Tahoe.

The girl died from her injuries. Her mother remains at the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.