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One Child Dead, One Seriously Injured After Hit-And-Run In Mattapan

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An 8-year-old girl is dead and a 12-year-old boy is in the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries after a hit-and-run in Mattapan Saturday night, Boston police said.

The two children were riding a bicycle on West Seldon Street around 11 p.m. when the car hit them, police said. The driver was seen running from the scene after crashing his vehicle into a parked car.

After searching for the driver, police said they arrested 45-year-old James Horton of Dorchester Sunday morning. He faces several criminal charges when he is arraigned on Monday.

With reporting from the WBUR Newsroom and the Associated Press.

This article was originally published on June 07, 2015.

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