UPDATE 12:19 pm: A 4-year-old boy who has down syndrome was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Authorities say the incident happened when 4-year-old Caden Lee Williams was on the edge of his homes front yard, near on Johnson Street, playing.
Originally it was believed that the vehicle that hit Caden was a white Toyota pickup, but the driver has been cleared of any connection to this incident.
No additional information on the vehicle that hit Caden has been provided at this time.
The Alabama Highway Patrol is assisting local authorities in recreating what happened in hopes of getting answers.
If anyone knows where the vehicle is or who the driver may be, they are urged to contact their nearest law enforcement agency.
We’ll have additional details as they become available.