Boy, 10, who was left in burning car by relative dies from injuries

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UPDATE 9/24 | The 10-year-old boy, Zion Jimenez, died from his injuries on Sept. 21. No cause or manner for his death have been released by the Clark County coroner.

Mora, the driver of the offending vehicle, has not been located by police.

ORIGINAL | Police continue looking for a man accused of leaving the scene of a crash with his young family member still in the car.

Video shows the dramatic moments just after a collision between a Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima.

Police say the crash happened Saturday night just after 11:30 p.m. at East Vegas Valley and Mountain Vista Street.

The car on fire is the Nissan. Police say three people were in that car. Officers say 23-year-old Jonathan Mora was behind the wheel with a 10-year-old boy in the back seat.

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A child identified as one of Mora's family members. Witnesses say Mora was driving the Nissan over 100 mph when he collided with a Toyota Camry making a right turn. The 62-year-old driver in the Camry was seriously hurt.

Officers say Mora left the scene with his young relative stuck in the car. Good Samaritans pulled the boy, who suffered serious burn injuries.

Betty Marrufo who was a witness said, "I just heard a big noise."

Marrufo heard the crash from her living room. She could not believe seeing a car on fire with a child unable to move from his seat. Police say that child is still at the UMC burn center in critical condition.

"I don't know what he's going through. I feel terrible," she says.

Police are still looking for Jonathan Mora, who is accused of running from the scene.

"He should come and turn himself in. They know his name. They are going to get him. I hope," says Marrufo.

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