Tragic Hit-and-Run Claims Life of 12-Year-Old Keaton Slater in Coventry

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Tragic Hit-and-Run Claims Life of 12-Year-Old Keaton Slater in Coventry

In a heart-wrenching incident that has left a family in devastation, 12-year-old Keaton Slater was fatally struck by a car in Coventry. The hit-and-run occurred on Radford Road shortly after 16:30 on Friday, and despite immediate medical attention, Keaton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Slater family is mourning the loss of a boy they describe as “beautiful inside and out,” a “fun-loving little comedian” whose life’s joy was to “make everyone laugh and smile.” The tragedy has stripped them of their “baby and little brother,” leaving behind an irreplaceable void filled with sorrow.

Authorities have since located an abandoned black BMW in New Arley, believed to be connected to the incident. The vehicle is currently undergoing forensic examination. In a recent development, one individual has surrendered to the police and has been questioned voluntarily. This person has been released under investigation while the search for the driver and any additional occupants of the car continues.

Sgt Rich Evans from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit expressed deep sympathy for the Slater family, emphasising ongoing support as investigators tirelessly work to bring those responsible to justice. He extends gratitude to the public for their assistance thus far and urges anyone with further information, especially those with potential dash-cam or doorbell camera footage, to come forward.

The community’s help is crucial in this time of need. Witnesses or individuals with relevant information are encouraged to contact authorities via Live Chat on the police website, call 101 quoting log number 3407-140624, or email FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk. For those wishing to remain anonymous while still providing assistance, Crimestoppers can be reached at 0800 555 111.

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