Boy Killed Riding Bike In Round Lake Heights

Updated 05/30/12 – 10:03 p.m.

ROUND LAKE HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) — A 12-year-old boy was killed Wednesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in the far north suburbs.

The child was identified as Jose Zamundio, 12, according to the Lake County coroner.

Deputy Police Chief Richard Chiarello said Jose was riding his bike south in Round Lake Heights on Lotus Drive around 6:30 p.m., when he was struck by a white landscaping pickup truck hauling a trailer, which was headed west on Rollins Road.

Witnesses said the driver of the vehicle had a green light, Chiarello said. The driver stopped after hitting the boy.

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports police were still on the scene late Wednesday, taking measurements to determine exactly what happened.

The driver was questioned by police.


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