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Boy struck, killed by vehicle in Chicago Heights

Updated: October 23, 2013 12:10PM

A second-grader died Wednesday morning after being struck by a vehicle near a school in south suburban Chicago Heights.

The boy was struck near 16th Place and Chicago Road about 7:45 a.m., according to Chicago Heights police, less than two blocks from Washington-McKinley School.

The boy was taken to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, where he later died from his injuries, police said. His name was not being released as of early Wednesday afternoon.

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