updated 7/5/2005 2:57:44 PM ET 2005-07-05T18:57:44

Police in Tampa, Florida, are looking for a man they say tried to run over his ex-girlfriend with his pickup, but ended up killing a two-year-old boy instead.

Police say Derrick McNeal fled after yesterday's crash, leaving his red Dodge pickup behind.

They say McNeal saw his ex-girlfriend sitting outside a friend's house and tried to run her over. Instead, they say, McNeal hit a car, drove over a fence and through the yard, and hit two children, killing one of them.

The girlfriend was slightly injured by the oncoming truck.

Police are searching for McNeal, who's wanted for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

McNeal was previously wanted on charges including aggravated stalking.

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