Boy dies after he was struck by semi-truck on South Side

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CHICAGO —A teenage boy died Tuesday after he was struck by a semi-truck on the South Side.

Police said the truck was traveling westbound on 51st Street in the Gage Park neighborhood around 3:45 p.m. While attempting to turn onto Western Avenue the truck hit the 14-year-old boy according to police.

The boy was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the semi-truck did not initially stop at the scene. Police located the truck and the driver a short time later at 33rd Street and Western. Police are investigating if the driver knew he had struck the boy. Police said the driver is cooperating. The driver was cited for failure to yield.

The boy’s identity has not yet been released.

Police are  looking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police by using 311 or



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