Region-News-Team-White-Logo

Whiting Boy Struck and Killed Crossing Street

Share this post

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.


Meet-The-Team-white

Laura-WXRD Scott-WXRD Brent-WXRD
LAURA WALUSZKO
Region News Team
SCOTT ROSENBERG
Region News Team
BRENT BROWN
Region News Team
Jay-WXRD Karl-WXRD Annie-WXRD
JAY STEVENS
Region News Team
KARL BERNER
Region News Team
ANNIE FOX
Region News Team

Recent-Newscast-white

Flash is not supported on this device. If you wish to listen to this audio, you must download and play an mp3 using an mp3 player on your device. CLICK HERE