Boy, 5, killed in hit-and-run crash in Milford

Jonathan Loja had been visiting relatives for Easter, was playing with yo-yo at time of crash

Image Courtesy: Milford Police Department

MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have identified the young child killed in a hit-and-run.

The Boston Globe reports that 5-year-old Jonathan Loja, of Framingham, was struck at about 4 p.m. Sunday in Milford.

According to Milford Police Chief Thomas O’Loughlin, Loja had been visiting relatives on Easter Sunday and had apparently been playing with a yo-yo at the time he was struck and killed.

Police released surveillance images of a bright red Scion xB with tinted windows and black wheels they believe was involved. The vehicle may also have some front-end damage.

That model and color was a special edition and police say there are not many of them around and are asking anyone who sees the vehicle to call them.