A 14-year-old boy died after he was hit by a semitrailer driver who took off after the crash Tuesday afternoon in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
At 3:48 p.m., the semitrailer was westbound on 51st Street when the driver turned north onto Western Avenue and struck the boy, according to Chicago police and Chicago Fire Media Affairs.
Anthony Macedo was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was initially listed in critical condition and later pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’ office said.
The semi driver took off after the crash and was later taken into custody near the intersection of 33rd Street and Western, police said.
He was cited for failure to yield and driving an uninsured vehicle, police said.
CPD’s Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the crash alongside Area Central detectives.