Friday evening crash leads to one fatality in Elkhart

ELKHART, Ind.— A 47-year-old man driving a Dodge Ram struck a juvenile pedestrian Friday evening according to a press release from the Elkhart Police Department.

Police say around 6 p.m., two juvenile males ran into the roadway while the driver was headed west on the 1500 block of Lusher Ave.

Officers and medics were dispatched to the scene where they provided medical attention to the young victim.

The victim, an 8-year-old Maurice Gary, was transported to the Elkhart General Hospital where he died due to injuries sustained at the scene.

Police say the other juvenile was not hit.

The driver of the Dodge Ram was taken to the Elkhart General Hospital for a blood draw; charges will be filed if the test results show he was driving under the influence.

Currently, the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

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