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CLEVELAND -- Police have released a wanted poster for the driver responsible in the fatal hit-and-run crash in which a 5-year-old boy was killed last week.

The poster showcases two widely publicized images of the suspect vehicle, which is described on the poster as follows:

Mid-sized SUV

  • Newer model
  • White, silver or LT grey in color
  • Four door
  • No luggage rack
  • Somewhat of a rounded front end
  • Tapered rear window

On October 25, the unidentified driver struck 5-year-old Israel T. Thornton as he walked to a nearby bus stop. Israel was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he died a short time later.

It's reported that other students who were waiting at the bus stop witnessed the crash.

There are a number of ways to contact authorities if you have information connected to the incident.

  • Call the Cleveland Police Department's Accident Investigation Unit: 216-623-5290.
  • Call Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.
  • Text your information to 274637.

Tips can remain anonymous.

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