6-Year-Old Dies in After Being Run Over

By Robert Rodriguez
|  Friday, Aug 12, 2011  |  Updated 6:24 PM CDT
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6-Year-Old Dies in After Being Run Over

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The accident occurred in an alley near 88th street and Burley Avenue in South Chicago.

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A 6-year-old boy died Friday afternoon after a he was run over by a truck while riding his bicycle in the city neighborhood of South Chicago.

The incident occured around 2:20 p.m. in an alley near on the 8800 block of S. Buffalo, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.

The pickup truck was backing up when it struck and ran over the boy, O'Brien said.

He was then taken to Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago where he was pronounced dead.

The truck's driver remained on the scene until authorities arrived.The incident remains under investigation by Chicago Police Major Accidents Unit.

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