West Patlaka, FL - (NBC) - A 13-month-old baby has died after being run over in a hit-and-run Wednesday night in a West Palatka, FL, mobile home park.
A Florida Highway Patrol report states Caleb Cronk was crawling across a private drive when he was hit.
"He just wanted to be out playing with the other kids," said Amy Sowell, Caleb's mother. "He was too young. I went to the bathroom, he slipped out on me. Just like a ball rolling in the road, you know, got to watch kids. They go right after it."
The vehicle fled the scene and police are currently searching for a suspect.
FHP officials said they are looking for a red pick-up truck with oversized tires described by a witness, but have no further information.
Neighbors started a petition today asking the park's management to install speed bumps to curb speeding, which has been a constant problem, they said.
Residents also have posted the speed limit -- 10 mph -- in the neighborhood many times before, they said.
Anyone with information about the driver of the truck can call First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS.