Teenage Victim Of Hit-And-Run Driver Identified

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The victim of a hit-and-run crash in the Springs has died. Police have identified the victim as 14-year-old Ricardo Gonzolez-Figueroa, a student at Galileo School of Math and Science.

The accident happened as Gonzoloz-Figueroa was crossing the street at Circle and Airport shortly before 8:20 p.m. The driver took off after hitting the boy, without stopping or trying to help.

Paramedics tried to save the teen, but their efforts were futile--the boy succumbed to major head and leg injuries not long after arriving at the hospital.

Police are looking for a light colored 1980s Ford or Chevrolet pickup, with gray paneling in the side. It was last seen headed southbound on Circle. The left front portion of the vehicle was damaged.

Grief counselors will be available Monday for students at Galileo School of Math and Science. Students were off school Friday due to parent-teacher conferences.

If you know anything that would help investigators, call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.