A driver struck and killed an 11 year old boy as he rode his bicycle in Round Lake Beach yesterday evening, according to The Daily Herald. The incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of North Lotus Drive and West Rollins Road, according to The Chicago Tribune. Reportedly, the boy was riding southbound on Lotus Drive, across Rollins when he was struck by the west traveling vehicle. Rollins Road in that location divides densely populated residential neighborhoods to the north and south. The intersection is home to several businesses, including a Dairy Queen, a Pizza Hut and a Family Video store. A short distance to the north of the intersection -- about 500 yards -- are located Indian Hills Elementary School, Round Lake Middle School and Shagbark Nature Preserve.
The boy, whose name has not been released, was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center after the crash where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The cause of the crash has not been reported, but the Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County is assisting local police with an investigation, according to the Herald.