Boy Killed by Hit and Run Driver

4-year-old Jameson Darapeth died at Children's Hospital

By Michelle Wayland
|  Saturday, Jul 10, 2010  |  Updated 11:36 AM PDT
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Boy Killed by Hit and Run Driver

As two brothers looked for their dog, the 12-year old told brother his 4-year old brother to stay where he was as he crossed the road. Moments later he heard a thump. When he turned around, his younger brother was lying in the middle of the street.

Jameson Darapeth,4, had been struck by a hit and run driver around noon Friday in the 6700 block of Madrone Avenue in Skyline.

He was carried into his home in the cul-de-sac by a relative. The 4-year-old was then treated by paramedics who took him to Children's Hospital.

He didn’t survive.

19-year-old Samuel Metu was taken into custody on suspicion of felony hit and run. Police say the man was coming from his home when he says he thought he hit a speed bump.

Jameson's mother says she’s staying strong.

"He was smart, friendly, a playful boy. He was so talkative. I’m hanging in there. I still have three kids to take care of, so I have to stay strong," said Maria Delgado.

Neighbors say Madrone Avenue is a street where the kids are always playing outside so they make sure they drive slowly.

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