BREAKING NEWS: Fairbanks Police actively searching for a vehicle involved in a hit and run that left a young girl severely injured

Fairbanks Police are actively searching for a vehicle involved in a hit and run.

At around 6:30pm police responded to the scene; the vehicle struck a 7 to 8 year old girl on the Lathrop Street and Kenicott intersection and left the scene.

Eye witnesses at the scene say the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed when they struck the girl attempting to cross the street.

The girl’s injuries at this point are unknown but according to Officials at the scene are severe.

No clear description or license plate of the vehicle is known at this point; the vehicle is said to be an SUV and could be silver, maroon, or a similar color.

The Newscenter will have more details as they emerge.