Teenager dies two days after hit by minivan in Gary

SHARE Teenager dies two days after hit by minivan in Gary
SHARE Teenager dies two days after hit by minivan in Gary

(GARY, Ind.) A 17-year-old boy died two days after a minivan struck him Friday in Gary, Ind.

Ezekiel Rhone was walking along the road in the 4800 block of Cleveland Street some time Friday, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A female driving behind the boy in a 1997 Plymouth minivan saw him walk into her lane of traffic without looking behind him, police said. She tried to brake but couldn’t avoid hitting him.

Rhone, of the 1800 block of West 39th Court in Gary, was taken to Methodist Hospital Northlake in Gary and then transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 9:42 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. He died from multiple injuries suffered in the incident, according to an autopsy performed Monday. His death was ruled an accident.

The Lake County sheriff’s office continues to investigate the crash.

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