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.