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8-year-old killed by hit-run vehicle in Strawberry Mansion

The boy was struck in the area of 33rd and Huntingdon Streets.

Yong Kim / Staff Photographer

A 8-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle that reportedly drove away from the scene Monday afternoon in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion section, police said.

He was later identified as Ja-Kha House.

The incident occurred shortly before 4:20 p.m. in the area of North 33rd and West Huntingdon Streets. House was transported by medics to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where he was pronounced dead at 5:16 p.m.

Police said House was possibly struck by a white Buick Enclave that was heading west on Huntingdon at a high speed.

Police later reported that the vehicle was found unattended on the 4000 block of Balwynne Park Road near Fairmount Park in Wynnefield.

The driver remained at large.