Police make arrest after Queens boy killed in hit-and-run incident


FLUSHING, QUEENS – A man is facing charges in connection with an accident in Queens last week that killed a young boy in Queens, WABC reported.

The NYPD announced the arrest of 20-year-old Kevin Gomez of Queens in what has been labeled as a hit-and-run incident.

It happened Wednesday night in the Flushing section at about 6:30 p.m.  Investigators learned that the driver of a 2014 Infiniti Q50 was pulling out of a parking spot on College Point Boulevard near 41st Avenue.  A 3-year-old boy crossed in front of the vehicle and was struck by it.

The child was pronounced dead after being rushed to New York-Presbyterian Queens.  The driver, identified by police as Gomez, left the scene but was later apprehended.  He has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and driving without a license.

The car involved in the crash was located about four blocks from the scene at Pople Avenue.  It was reported that the victim and his family were heading home from a doctor’s appointment at the time the incident occurred.

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