5-year-old critically hurt in North Carolina hit-and-run

UNION COUNTY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a suspect has turned himself in after a hit-and-run critically injured a young girl who was playing at a soccer field.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon in Union County, outside Charlotte.

Deputies told local media the driver jumped a curb and hit three people, including a 5-year-old girl who was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Authorities were initially searching for a vehicle, but Union County Chief Communications Officer Tony Underwood told TV station WSOC the suspect later turned himself in.

The suspect is a juvenile and will be charged with felony hit-and-run as well as careless and reckless driving, the station reported. Because of the suspect’s age, authorities can’t release a name or any additional information.

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