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Child dies after car strikes him while sledding in Oklahoma

February 4, 2022 GMT

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while sledding in Broken Arrow.

Police in the Tulsa suburb said the boy, whose name was not released, was sledding Thursday afternoon when he went into a city street and was struck.

The boy was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to Police Officer Chris Walker.

Walker said the driver did not stop after striking the child and has not been located.

Walker said a second 12-year-old boy suffered minor injuries when he was also struck by a vehicle while sledding in a separate accident.

The Tulsa area received about six inches of snow as a major winter storm moved through the area.

Clearing skies were forecast Friday, although wind chill advisories for low temperatures continued in most of the state.