Police: 2-year-old boy fatally struck by vehicle in West Englewood

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A young child was fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday evening in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

The 2-year-old boy was hit about 5:30 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Damen, according to Chicago Police.

Paramedics took him to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was pronounced at 9:45 p.m.

The boy was identified as Kiare Woods, of the Gresham neighborhood, the medical examiner’s office said.

A woman was also injured in the crash, police said.

The Major Accidents Unit was investigating

Police initially said the boy was 3 years old.

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