Endangered boy: Father fled crash scene on foot with 8-year-old son

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Father fled the scene of an accident with his son.

[Last updated on April 23, 2015, at 11:02 p.m.]

“Thank you for your assistance in locating 8-year-old Jonathan Smittle,” the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said. The boy was located with his father.

The PCSO and the Department of Children and Families is currently investigating this incident.

No further details have been released at this time.

Original Article

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing and endangered 8-year-old boy this afternoon, who is possibly with his father.

Around 2:30 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015, 8-year-old Jonathan Smittle, of Cape Coral, was seen by witnesses as his father fled with him from a traffic crash on I-4 near mile marker 51.

The crash involved Christopher Smittle (the father), his car, and other vehicles.

Jonathan was a passenger in his father’s car when the crash occurred. Witnesses at the scene saw Jonathan limping while the father ran from the scene with him.

According to authorities, their last known address is 2709 SW 11th Place, Cape Coral, and they are likely seeking transportation back to that area.

Jonathan is 4-feet tall, weighs approximately 50 pounds., and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

The PCSO is concerned about Jonathan due to the fact that he may be injured.

If you see Jonathan, or his father Christopher, you are urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.

If you know anyone who might live in that area, please make them aware of this situation.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, is asked to call 1-800-226-TIPS. You can also log on to www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed!

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