Toddler's Hit-and-Run Killer on the Run

A search is under way for the driver who struck and killed a 1-year-old in North County on Wednesday night.

The boy was hit just before 6 p.m. in the 400 block of Smilax Road in San Marcos, according to investigators. The boy wandered out into the street and was hit by a car, according to investigators.

The boy was brought to Children's Hospital by an air ambulance but later died.

Deputies who collected evidence at the scene are searching for the the car, a black, four-door sedan. It has tinted windows, with no decals or logos on the rear of the car. Deputies said it has a reflective license plate.

Anyone with information about the case is being urged to contact the sheriff's department at 858-565-5200.

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