The accident occurred near the intersection of North Glassell Street and East Taft Avenue around 9:30 p.m.
A driver of a black Ford pick up truck struck the boy and drove off, but crashed onto the railroad tracks.
Apparently, witnesses at the scene followed the pick up and may have used a pit maneuver which lead the truck to crash onto the railroad tracks.
The young boy was transported to a local hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
Orange Police Department did detain the driver.
It is unknown why the driver fled the scene, but there is an ongoing investigation.
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