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Tampa Police now question if boy rolled from SUV

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Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night. Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night.
Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night. Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night.
Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night. Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night.
Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night. Tampa Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Tampa Police are now questioning if a 4-year-old child killed on a Tampa road Sunday night rolled out of an SUV as originally believed.

Detectives obtained video second surveillance camera on Monday night and now say it’s possible the boy wandered into the street and was a victim of a hit and run.

Police continue their investigation into the tragic death of 4-year-old Marterrance Albury who was found critically injured, sprawled on a Tampa road on Sunday night. Albury died at St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday morning.

Tampa Police investigators say a witness called 911 on Sunday at about 9:45 p.m. after seeing a child fall out of the back passenger door of a green SUV at 109th and Florida avenues.

Tampa Police say they are still looking for a green Ford Expedition, model year 2001-2004.

"The vehicle does not belong to anyone in the family. We are still searching for that vehicle and working to determine who is the owner of the vehicle, who was driving it and why the child was in that vehicle," said Laura McElroy of the Tampa Police Department.

Detectives initially believed the boy either fell out of the car or was pushed.

Police say that 20 to 30 minutes after the incident, the boy's 17-year-old brother walked up to an officer at the scene and told him that he couldn't find his 4-year-old brother.

The victim's mother, Johntea L. Williams, age 36, came home at 4 a.m. and told police that she went out with a friend and left her four year old with his older brother.

Upon learning of her son's death, Williams became hysterical and wanted to take her own life.

Once officers were able to calm her down, she was transported to the hospital where she was Baker Acted.

A family friend says Marterrance was a happy child and the family can't understand how the boy ended up in someone's car.

Police are questioning the boy's 17-year-old brother, but say the process is slow, because the brother is also very distraught.

Police say Albury's father was recently released from prison, but police do not believe he is involved in this incident.

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