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Help identify the car that killed a 5-year-old in Cleveland

Five-year-old Israel T. Thornton was struck by a car in Cleveland on Friday morning. He was taken to the hospital where he died shortly thereafter.

The driver of the car fled the scene but there is video of the vehicle passing a bus. Police released an image to the public and have asked gearheads to help identify the make and model of the car pictured.

Readers at popular car blog sprung into action with a lively debate about what the make and model of the car is. One commenter even created this composite gif image of a Kia Sorrento that makes a pretty compelling case.

With the make and model of car identified, police can narrow their search and hopefully track this driver down — all thanks to gearheads of the internet.

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