Aberdeen police take suspect into custody for injury hit-and-run

ABERDEEN, S.D. (KELOLAND) — Aberdeen police have recovered the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that sent a boy to the hospital. Officials confirmed a suspect is now in custody and is expected to be charged with hit-and-run resulting in injury, which is a felony.

Security video from a nearby business shows the pickup truck traveling eastbound and entering the intersection of 6th Avenue Southeast and State Street. This was Friday evening at about 8:30.
The light is yellow and turns red just as the truck enters the intersection. The truck hit two boys on their bicycles in the crosswalk. The pick-up was motionless for about 12 seconds, and then the driver took off, leaving the two boys behind. One of them escaped serious injury.

“The other one was released from the hospital and is at home. One of our school resource officers did speak with the family and the boy yesterday. Everything is fine, but he will have a road to recovery. We are very glad to hear that he is okay. He was talking and in good spirits after that,” said SGT Bradley Jung.