Teen boy killed, another seriously injured in hit-and-run

October 18, 2017

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage boy was killed and another was seriously injured when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver.

The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Jersey City. Police found the car a short time later and detained two people who they say were passengers in the vehicle, but the driver remains at large.

A 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead shortly after the accident occurred. The other youth was being treated at a hospital for injuries that were considered life-threatening, but further details were not disclosed.

The names of the two teens have not been disclosed.

Authorities say the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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