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Missing Tampa Boy Killed By Hit-And Run Driver

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Tampa Police
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Alexander Torres

Police in Tampa say a boy who disappeared earlier this week was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

The Tampa Police Department said Alexander Torres was struck while on a bridge and taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Saturday. The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.

The 11-year-old Torres had been reported as a missing juvenile to Hillsborough County authorities Friday evening. He was last seen riding his bicycle from school that day. Authorities said he had been in trouble at school. His mother then reprimanded him by phone.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect who was driving a metallic or gun-metal Nissan Altima.

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