Philadelphia police search for driver in hit-and-run of 5-year-old boy

xavier moy

candlelight vigil was held Saturday night for a 5-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Friday. 

Moy was playing outside around 4 p.m. when he was hit by a car on the 5000 block of Irving Street in West Philadelphia.

Neighbors who heard the incident came running, witnessing the young boy laying injured on the ground.

“I heard the boom, and I just ran outside and seen the baby lying in the street,” Terry Edwards told Action News.

“I saw my neighbors doing CPR on him, I also saw them go and get t-shirts to try and stop the blood from coming out of his head,” Lashay Paine shared.

On Saturday his family and friends held a vigil for the young boy. 

“It’s about him and a celebration of life,” said Xavier’s father Logan White.

“It ain’t right,” said White. “It ain’t right man. All you got to do is care a little bit. If you care a little bit, that changes a lot.”

The posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour on the street where Xavier was struck and killed, but neighbors say many drivers don’t obey the speed limit. 

Moy was rushed to Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia in critical condition where his parents and siblings met with him. He was pronounced dead an hour later after sustaining injuries.

Philly police are now looking for the driver of that vehicle that has been described as a 2015 to 2017 four-door blue Hyundai Sonata. The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police has also issued a $5k reward for any information that can lead them to the driver who struck and killed Xavier Moy.


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