Police say the driver of an SUV that struck and seriously wounded a child in Baltimore County over the weekend has turned himself in.
The victim is just five years old; he's still in critical condition at Johns Hopkins.
On Saturday police say he was crossing South Marilyn Avenue in Essex with a group of friends, when an SUV hit him, and then the driver kept going.
Now county police say a teenage boy has turned himself in, in connection with the crash.
He's a juvenile, so police have not released his name.
The speed limit on that portion of South Marilyn Avenue – near Sandlewood Elementary and Deep Creek Middle Schools -- is 25 miles an hour. Residents we spoke with say they hardly ever see anyone going that slow.
“There should be a light is the high traffic area especially during kids we have five-year-olds walking from Hyde Park all the way to Sandelwood by themselves to there should be a light,” said resident Latoya Mendoza.
Baltimore County police have only described the suspect as a teenage boy. He's been released as police and prosecutors prepare charges.