A 14-year-old boy was killed and a 12-year-old girl was critically injured when they were both struck by a car Saturday night in Lawndale.
Kaidon Bell and the girl ran into the street about 7:30 p.m. and were hit by a Dodge Charger that was headed west in the 4400 block of West Cermak Road, Chicago police said.
Bell, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The girl was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
Alcohol use was not suspected as a factor in the crash, police said. The driver, a 20-year-old man, was cited for failure to reduce speed and failure to yield to a pedestrian.
The crash is being investigated the Major Accident Unit.