TULSA -- Police are searching for the driver of a white Tahoe who hit a 16-year-old at 31st Street near 90th East Avenue.
Witnesses say the teenage boy was wearing a black shirt and basketball shorts when the suspect hit him and drove off even after witnesses tried to flag him down.
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The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He suffered a head injury and two broken legs.
The teen's mother had earlier called police about her missing autistic son. She told officers that he wandered off sometime during the night. Police say the description of the boy matched that of the hit-and-run victim.
Four hours after the incident, a corporal with the Tulsa Police Department found the suspect's SUV parked at the Autumn Ridge Apartments less than two miles from the crime scene.
"It's definitely the vehicle we were looking for. The pieces that we recovered on the roadway matched the vehicle. The damage matches typical auto-ped collision," said Corporal Brian Collum.
Investigators ran the vehicle's tag and discovered the vehicle had been recently sold and possible changed ownership in the past few months.
If you have any information that could help with the investigation, please contact the 918-596-COPS.
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