An 8-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained during a hit and run accident in which alcohol was involved in the 1600 block of Sixth Street.
The driver, a 34-year-old Brownwood resident, was later identified and arrested for intoxication manslaughter, a second degree felony and failure to stop and render aid, also a second degree felony.
The Brownwood Police Department has not released the names of the victim or the arrested subjected.
The following is the complete press release issued by the Brownwood Police Department at 6:28 p.m. Saturday:
On Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at approximately 3:15 p.m., emergency responders from the Brownwood Police Department, Brownwood Fire Department and Lifeguard Ambulance Service responded to the 1600 block of Sixth Street regarding a report of a child being struck by a vehicle.
First responders determined that an 8 year old male child had been struck by a vehicle and the vehicle had fled the scene.
The child was transported to the Brownwood Regional Medical Center by Lifeguard Ambulance Service in critical condition. Despite resuscitation efforts by hospital medical staff, the child was pronounced deceased at 4:11 p.m.
The suspect vehicle which had fled the scene was located several blocks away. After an investigation, the driver, a 34-year-old Brownwood resident, was identified and subsequently arrested for intoxication manslaughter, a second degree felony and failure to stop and render aid, also a second degree felony.
The Brownwood Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is leading the investigation and is being assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The investigation is still ongoing. The name of the arrested subject and victim are not being released at this time.