Boy, 9, Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Queens

April 28, 2018 - 6:16 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A child was killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver in Queens on Saturday.

Officers responding to a call at 70th Street and Northern Boulevard found a 9-year-old boy with severe trauma to the head and torso.

Giovanni Ampuero, 9, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Cops say he was hit by a red Jeep compass as he and his mother crossed Northern Boulevard.

The vehicle took off, but cops say they took the driver into custody a short distance away.