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Search continues for hit-and-run driver

August 3, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police are still searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 5-year-old boy last Thursday in Big Bear.Kushan Bhandari was crossing the street at Lakeview Drive and Barlett Avenue with his mother and brother when they were struck by a vehicle Thursday night. Witnesses say the driver stopped briefly, but then sped away.

The 5-year-old was rushed to Bear Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His 11-year-old brother Kushal and his 32-year-old mother Sujana were seriously injured. They were airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Police are looking for a dark colored, older model GMC or Chevy Tahoe, with tinted windows and front end damage.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the San Bernardino Sheriff's hotline at (800) 78-CRIME, or (800) 782-7463.

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