Hit-and-Run Victim, 6, Talks About Accident

MILAN, Ohio — Police are looking for the driver who struck a 6-year-old boy and kept on going. 

It happened in the Erie County Village of Milan early Tuesday evening. 

A car headed eastbound stopped to let Dane Keller and his mother cross the street.  They were headed to the library. 

But Dane ran across the street without looking and was struck by a car headed in the opposite direction.

“All I heard was a thud.  Next thing I know he’s on the ground and the car is gone. All we wish is that he turn himself in. We’re lucky he’s not seriously hurt and in the hospital,” his mother, Diane, said.  

Milan police say it is possible that the driver did not realize Dane was struck.  Possible, but not likely.  

“I have an idea they probably heard something, knew something, but continued to drive,” said Milan Police Chief Jim Rose.  “But we’d like that person to come in so we can get this cleared up,” he added.

Dane learned a valuable but painful lesson about looking both ways before crossing the street.  He’ll quickly recover from his bruises. 

Police are looking for a silver or light-colored Ford, possibly a Contour or Taurus model. 

If you know something about the crash, call Milan police at (419) 499-2001.