1 In Custody After 13-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck By Van In Ashburn

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man is in custody after a 13-year-old boy was fatally hit by a van Sunday in Ashburn on the South Side.

The teen was riding his bike at about 6:50 p.m. in the bike lanes on South Lawndale Avenue when he was struck by a Ford work van, Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details about his death.

Although the Ford sped off, officers tracked down the vehicle via surveillance footage, police said. The man driving the van was taken into custody a few blocks away in the 3600 block of West 85th Place.

Charges are pending, and Area One detectives are investigating.

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