Man, 18, fatally struck by semitrailer on NW Side

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An 18-year-old man was hit by a semitrailer and killed Wednesday afternoon on the Northwest Side.

About 3:35 p.m., Deshawn Franklin was struck by an eastbound semi when he and three other people ran into traffic in the 4300 block of West North Avenue, which borders the Hermosa and West Humboldt Park neighborhoods, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Franklin, who lived in West Humboldt Park, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:12 p.m., authorities said.

An autopsy Friday found Franklin died from multiple injuries he suffered from being hit by a semitrailer. His death was ruled an accident.

No citations were issued to the semi driver, police said.

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