Child struck, killed by hit-and-run driver in Queens

A child was hit by a car and killed in Queens on Thursday afternoon. 

According to authorities, the victim, a 5-year-old boy, was crossing 100th Street in East Elmhurst with his parents when a Dodge Ram pickup truck driving on McIntosh Street turned onto 100th Street and struck the child. 

The NYPD says the truck then took off from the scene.

Get breaking news alerts in the free FOX5NY News app!  |  Sign up for FOX 5 email newsletters

The boy was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with severe head and torso injuries and was pronounced dead.

So far, no arrests have been made, and an investigation is ongoing.