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Whiting Boy Struck and Killed Crossing Street

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In Whiting, authorities say a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon by a vehicle that reportedly left the scene. The Lake County Coroners office says Angel Villafuerte was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4 pm from blunt force trauma. Police say the boy was said to have been hit by a northbound semi as the child attempted to cross Indianapolis Boulevard just south of 119th Street. According to Indiana State Police, a semi truck and driver of interest were located and stopped by Whiting officers a few miles from the scene. At last report, no arrests had been made in this case. State Police detectives from the Lowell Post, as well as crash re-constructionists, and officers with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division were among those on scene. The Indiana State Police are investigating the crash at the request of the Whiting Chief of Police.


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