Police continue search for hit-and-run driver - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Lori Brown

Police continue search for hit-and-run driver

Memphis Police continued their search Tuesday for the driver responsible for backing into a 2-year-old in the parking lot of a Memphis laundromat Saturday night.

Tuesday, the father and mother of young Jeff Aaron Perez-Lopez found it difficult to speak, just days after their child was struck and killed.

Police released this image of the SUV.

"They feel so bad," neighbor Santos Bartolon said.

The child's father, Josue Perez, said he was holding out hope that police would find the driver of the SUV that struck and killed his young son. 

Tuesday, Memphis police released photos of the SUV they say hit the child.

The vehicle, a light-colored SUV, was likely a Ford Expedition.  Perez claims the driver should have known he struck someone, because he sped off, with tires screeching.

Perez said he hoped the guilt of what happened would. bring the driver forward. While that will help bring closure, he said, nothing will take away the pain.

Police asked anyone with information about the driver or the incident to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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