By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 14-year-old boy is dead, and a 12-year-old girl is in critical condition after they were struck by a car in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood Saturday evening.

According to police, a 20-year-old man was driving a gray Dodge Charger in the 4400 block of West Cermak around 7:30 p.m. when the children ran into the street and were struck.

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The 14-year-old boy was pronounced dead on the scene. The 12-year-old girl was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center in critical condition.

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The Major Accidents unit is investigating. According to police, the crash does not appear to be alcohol related.

The 20-year-old was cited for failure to reduce speed and yield to pedestrians.

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Bystanders said the victims were crossing the street for a party.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff