2-year-old boy fatally struck by vehicle in Carpentersville

- A toddler was was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday morning in northwest suburban Carpentersville.

The crash happened at 9:43 a.m. in the 1000 block of Deer Creek Drive, according to Carpentersville police. The circumstances surrounding the crash were not immediately apparent, police said.

Levi Cruz, 2, was struck by a vehicle, according to the Kane County coroner’s office.

Police who were first on the scene administered first aid, and the child was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead about 10:30 a.m., the coroner’s office said.

Preliminary autopsy results showed the boy, who lived in Carpentersville, died of multiple injuries from an auto striking a pedestrian, the coroner’s office said.

The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting Carpentersville police and the coroner’s office with the investigation.

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