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Police Release Photos Of SUV As Search Continues For Driver Who Hit, Killed 5-Year-Old On Far Northwest Side

Police are asking for help finding a driver who killed 5-year-old Taha Khan Aug. 10 on the border of Sauganash and Edgebrook.

Taha Khan, from Edgebrook, was killed Aug. 10 after he walked into a busy street and was hit by two cars outside his home in the 6300 block of North Cicero Avenue.
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EDGEBROOK/SAUGANASH — Three weeks after a hit-and-run driver killed 5-year-old Taha Khan outside his home, police have released photos of the SUV involved in hopes of tracking down the car and driver.

The crash occurred around 9 p.m. Aug. 10 in the 6300 block of North Cicero Avenue on the border of Sauganash and Edgebrook.

Taha had wandered into the street while his father was talking to a neighbor in the yard, according to the Sun-Times. The driver of the red SUV hit Taha and took off; then, another driver hit the boy, according to police and family. The driver of the second car stayed and performed CPR on Taha until paramedics came, the boy’s family and police said.

The driver of the red SUV continued north on Cicero Avenue, police said. The SUV likely had damage to its front, police said.

Taha died hours later at St. Francis Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 312-745-4521.

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Police are looking for this SUV from a hit-and-run that killed Taha Khan, 5.

Taha’s family previously said they were heartbroken by the crash and want the driver of the red SUV who left the scene to be held accountable.

Taha was ready to start school and looked forward to a Pikachu-themed party for his sixth birthday in Sept. 26, his family said.

“He was really shy, but he started talking and communicating. … He used to make drawings and write down the words,” said Taha’s father, Shahzad Hussain Khan. “He was excited to go to kindergarten at Sauganash Elementary School.”

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