Gary boy, 13, dies after hit-and-run crash

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old Gary boy has died after a car struck him and another boy before fleeing the scene.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office says Malik Herron was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma at a hospital.

Gary police say the two boys were walking about 8 p.m. Saturday when a vehicle left the roadway and struck them. The Post-Tribune reports the other boy was able to go home and tell his parents, who alerted police. The other boy was treated for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police were searching for a vehicle with damage to its front passenger side. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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