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Man charged in Beach Park hit-and-run with skateboarding teen

Epifanio Moya / Photo from Lake County Sheriff’s office

(BEACH PARK) A man turned himself into authorities after his vehicle struck a 16-year-old boy while he was skateboarding Saturday evening in north suburban Beach Park, police said.

The boy was skateboarding about 7:20 p.m. across Sheridan Road near Chaney Avenue, when he was struck by the vehicle, which then fled the scene, said Lake County Sheriff’s office Sgt. Curtis Gregory.

He was airlifted to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with injuries to his head, back and hand, Gregory said. He is expected to survive.

Police said they found the vehicle involved Sunday in the 1000 block of Beach Road after receiving an anonymous tip. Police also located the driver’s girlfriend.

Epifanio Moya, 28, was identified as the driver and turned himself into detectives at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Moya, of the 1200 block of 34th Street in north suburban Zion, is charged with one felony count each of leaving the scene of an accident with injury and failing to report it, police said. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended license.

His court information was not immediately known.