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Father Identified In Deadly Boulevard Hit-And-Run

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PHILADELPHIA -

A man and his 5-year-old son were hit while crossing the Roosevelt Boulevard In Northeast Philadelphia during what police say was a hit-and-run.

It happened at the boulevard's intersection with Rhawn Street.

Update, 11:15 a.m.:

Police have identified the father as 43-year-old Michael Romano. Police say the accused driver is 22-year-old Roderick Williams.

Fox 29 News has learned Williams was on probation for a DUI conviction.

The man was killed, but the little boy is at St. Christopher's Hospital in stable condition.

An off-duty police officer saw the incident and followed the driver. He managed to pull the car over and arrest the driver at Borbeck and the Boulevard.

The driver, who was not immediately identified, faces homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence charges, police said.

This is the same area that was just named by all-state as one of the worst in the country for accidents.

FOX 29's Steve Keeley has more details in this video report.

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