Alexandria police have released the name of the 4-year-old boy who was struck and killed May 4 when he ran into the street and in front of an oncoming SUV.
Police identified the boy as Jacob Choi. The crash occurred on Stevenson Avenue, in West End Alexandria. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson said the boy and his family live in the immediate area but could not provide an exact address.
Jacob was walking alongside the road with his mother when he broke free and ran, police said. A group of the boy’s family members were at the scene, and Jacob's mother, who was holding another young child in the family, ran after Jacob and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The child in her arms was not injured, Donaldson said.
Police say they still don’t know why Jacob ran into the street. They are not yet releasing the mother’s name because she is a witness who has not yet been interviewed by police due to her need to make funeral arrangements, Donaldson said.
Speed was not determined to be a factor in the crash, and the 84-year-old driver of the Jeep SUV faces no criminal charges.
The crash remains under investigation.
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