Boy, 12, killed in hit-and-run with semi truck in Whiting

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Police questioned a truck driver in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed a 12-year-old boy in Whiting, Indiana.

Angel Villafuerte was crossing the street in the 1900 block of south Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon, when he was hit by a semi.

He died instantly.

His older brother, who was with him, says he saw the truck and tried to keep his brother from crossing.

The driver of the truck kept going, but was stopped a few miles from the scene and later released.

No charges have been filed.



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  • Mzvixen

    Condolences to the family. We as parents must teach our younger children to heed to their older siblings when we are not present. My heart goes out to the older brother for witnessing this terrible event that might haunt him the rest of his life.

  • Glenn

    I woder if this truck could have went down 129 street .Wich is no trucks . But would be safer. Than going north or south on Indinapoulis blvd