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Fatal Chicago pedestrian accident, 10-year-old boy killed

An Illinois car vs. pedestrian accident has taken the life of a 10 year old boy in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. CBS News is reporting that the driver is suspected of DUI, as he was found slumped over at the wheel.

The boy was crushed to death as he walked between two parked cars just before 6:00 a.m. on Saturday. As the child was waiting for traffic to clear and cross the street in the 6900 block of North Ashland, the at fault driver hit a parked SUV with his van, causing a chain reaction accident that crushed the boy. The victim was walking with his father, brother and sister.

The Chicago Police Department is reportedly questioning the driver and they believe alcohol may have played a roll.

The 10 year old was rushed to St. Francis Hospital ER in Evanston and he past away at 7:41 a.m.

The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit stayed on the scene for several hours, and the investigation continues.

Click here to read the story as reported by WGN News.