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Sacramento police seek new leads in 2013 hit-and-run death of 11-year-old

Moses Galang, 11, died of injuries suffered when he was struck by two vehicles while crossing Cosumnes River Boulevard near Bruceville Road on Dec. 23, 2013.
Moses Galang, 11, died of injuries suffered when he was struck by two vehicles while crossing Cosumnes River Boulevard near Bruceville Road on Dec. 23, 2013. Photo provided by Sacramento Police Department

A year after 11-year-old Moses Galang was fatally injured while crossing Cosumnes River Boulevard near Bruceville Road in south Sacramento, police still seek to identify a hit-and-run driver in the case.

On Dec. 23, 2013, Galang and a friend were crossing Cosumnes River Boulevard when Galang was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. That vehicle stopped and remained at the scene, but Galang was also struck by a second vehicle that had just turned east on Cosumnes River Boulevard from northbound Bruceville Road, according to a Police Department news release. The second vehicle did not stop after the youngster went under the vehicle. It continued heading east and has not been located.

The Sacramento Fire Department transported Galang to an area hospital, and he died of his injuries the day after Christmas.

The vehicle that fled was described as a white or light-colored late 1970s to early 1990s American made, full-size van with a raised roof cap and side windows, similar to one shown in a photo released Monday by the Police Department. Detectives have no description of the driver or possible occupants.

Police officials said officers with the department’s Major Collision Investigation Unit continued to follow up on tips received in the months after the collision, but neither the van nor its driver were identified.

Investigators are again asking the community’s assistance and urge anyone with information pertaining to the case to call the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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