Keith Young Jr. Death – Obituary : Family members have identified 15-year-old Keith Young Jr. as the pedestrian that was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Friday, September 10, 2021.
The sad incident happened at the intersection of South Durango Drive and West Robindale Road, just before Rhodes Ranch at about 8:00 p.m.
According to his mother, Young, a sophomore at Sierra Vista High School walking to a football game with his younger brother when he was struck and killed by a red Dodge Charger.
Keith Young Jr. Car Accident – cause of death
Report has it that, a red Dodge Charger heading northbound on Durango Drive, nearing the intersection when two teens were crossing Durango Drive eastbound against the pedestrian signal.
The first teen crossed but as the second one was struck while attempting to cross in front of the car. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene immediately.
According to Desiree Andreson, the impact of the crash was so severe that the teen was thrown on the other side of the road and almost landed in front of her car.
Young was rushed by ambulance to UMC Trauma where he succumbed to his injuries moments later.
Meanwhile, the Metro Police are searching for the driver of the red Dodge Charger involved in the hit-rand-run crash that claimed the life of the teenager.
The vehicle; described as a red, Dodge Charger with left front-end and windshield damage and a missing left side view mirror which model is alleged to be 2015-2017 was last seen heading northbound on Durango Drive.
Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver of the vehicle is urged to contact the Metro Police.