9-year-old boy killed in Polk County hit-and-run, deputies release video of suspect vehicle

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a pickup truck that was involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 9-year-old boy.

The hit-and-run happened Friday evening on Hutchins Road in Fort Meade.


During a press conference, Sheriff Grady Judd said the boy was riding his bicycle to a friend’s house when the driver of a red four-door Chevrolet Silverado struck and killed the 9-year-old.

Deputies said the closest landmark is the 2400 block of Hutchins Road, cross street Peeples Road to the west or US 17 to the east.

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Deputies release pictures and video of the truck - a 2015-2018 red four-door Chevrolet Silverado with a hitch and tinted windows.

The victim’s name is Andres Martinez, a fourth grader at Lewis Anna Woodbury Elementary School in Fort Meade.

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Click on the video below to watch Sheriff Grady Judd’s news conference.

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