Young child riding a 4-wheeler hit by a car and killed on Detroit’s east side

Child was struck by a car speeding the wrong way down a one-way street, police say

A young boy was struck by a car while riding a four-wheeler on Detroit's east side, killing him Saturday.

DETROIT – A child riding a four-wheeler on Detroit’s east side was struck by a car and killed Saturday.

According to authorities, it happened just before 3 p.m. near the intersection of Andover Street and Lantz Avenue, just east of John R.

Police said the boy was 8 or 9 years old and was struck by a man driving a Dodge Charger the wrong way down a one-way street.

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Both the driver and passenger in the Dodge Charge were taken into police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.

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