3-year-old Jaylen Diggs in Sherwood hit-and-run dies

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    Video: Child hit by vehicle in Sherwood dies

    • A 3-year-old was struck in a hit-and-run accident near the Park Crest Apartment Complex on Manson Road. (Photo: Google Maps)
    • Jaylen Diggs.

    SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) -- A 3-year-old Sherwood boy died Wednesday after a hit-and-run incident on Monday.

    "It's just sad. How can you just run over a baby and just leave him there?" said Jeana Brown, the grandmother of Jaylen Diggs, the child killed.

    Brown said she will miss waking up to her grandson.

    "He would always want someone to make him oatmeal, and he would say 'Ok,'" said Brown.

    Police said Jaylen was hit in the parking lot of the Park Crest Apartments in Sherwood. Investigators are now looking for a red SUV or a red pickup truck.

    "If it was an accident that's one thing.  We can respect that, but just knowing that you didn't stop makes it all worse," said Brown.

    Brown said to her knowledge there were no adults present at the time of the incident.

    "I mean the kids were outside, and they just came in here and said 'Jaylen's been hit.' I don't think I even touched the step," said Brown.

    Brown said Jaylen's mother was so inconsolable Wednesday she could not go on camera.

    "She's doing bad.  I mean that's her baby--one of her babies," said Brown.

    Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the Sherwood Police Department at (501) 835-1425.

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