Teen skateboarder dies days after Plainfield crash

Tyler Eberly, 15, was pronounced dead Sunday at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

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A teenage boy died days after he was struck by a truck in suburban Plainfield.

A teenage boy died days after he was struck by a truck in suburban Plainfield.

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A teenager has died after he was hit by a truck while riding a skateboard last week in suburban Plainfield.

Tyler Eberly, 15, was pronounced dead Sunday at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

On Aug. 26, officers responding to a serious crash found him lying in the road at the intersection of Route 30 and Renwick Road about 3:30 p.m., Plainfield police said. He was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet and airlifed to Christ Medical Center.

A preliminary investigation found a Chevy Silverado was traveling east on Renwick as Eberly rode his skateboard between vehicles that were stopped at a red light, officials said. The Silverado and the teen collided in the left turn lane.

An autopsy found Eberly died of multiple injuries from the crash and ruled his death an accident, the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Plainfield.

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