1 in custody after 13-year-old boy fatally struck by van in Ashburn

The Ford work van didn’t stop after hitting 13-year-old Isaac Martinez, but the driver was placed into custody a short time later, authorities said.

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A man was arrested after a teen boy was hit and killed by a van June 28, 2020, in Ashburn.

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A man is in custody after a 13-year-old boy was fatally hit by a van Sunday in Ashburn on the South Side.

The teen was riding his bike about 6:50 p.m. in the bike lanes in the 8300 block of South Lawndale Avenue when he was struck by a Ford work van, Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Isaac Martinez. He lived in Scottsdale on the Southwest Side.

Although the Ford sped off, officers tracked down the vehicle via surveillance footage, police said. The man driving the van was taken into custody a few blocks away in the 3600 block of West 85th Place.

Charges are pending, and Area One detectives are investigating.

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