SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Wicomico County, Maryland State Police said Monday.

A news release identified the victim only as a 14-year-old male from Salisbury, Maryland, who was taken from the scene to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Sunday night.

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At about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, troopers from the Salibury Barrack responded to a call after the parents requested assistance with finding their son, who had gone for a walk and was overdue to return. During the search, troopers heard a sound that drew their attention to a nearby bypass, according to a news release.

Upon responding to the sound on the bypass south of Center Road, troopers found the victim lying unconscious on the shoulder of the road.

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Troopers used parts found at the scene to determine that a Cadillac Escalade was involved.

Just before 3:30 a.m. Monday, troopers found the suspect vehicle in a hotel parking lot. No one was around the vehicle and no one connected with the vehicle has been located, state police said.

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