11-year-old boy dies after being hit by pickup truck in Peoria

An 11-year-old boy died after being hit by a Ford F-150 pickup truck near the 7700 block of West Peoria Avenue on Wednesday, the Peoria Police Department said.

According to the preliminary police investigation, the truck was traveling eastbound on Peoria Avenue when the boy ran across the street in front of the pickup and was struck about 3:15 p.m., Peoria police said in a statement.

Police and Peoria Fire-Medical Department responded and took the child to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The intersection was closed for several hours and reopened around 6 p.m.

The driver was not injured and cooperated with the investigation. Neither an arrest nor citation has been issued, and impairment is not believed to be a factor, police said.

The Peoria Police Department’s Traffic Services Unit continues to investigate the incident.

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