Child pedestrian killed in Whiting

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LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Police continue to investigate after a crash in Whiting, Ind. left a 12-year-old boy dead.

The Indiana State Police said the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. (CT) Wednesday on Indianapolis Blvd., just south of 119th Street, in Whiting.

ISP detectives said they are currently reviewing video footage obtained from area businesses. Troopers said it may help answer some of the questions surrounding the incident.

The driver of a semi, who was suspected as being involved in the hit and run accident, was questioned Wednesday night. But ISP said the driver has since been released because, at this point, no charges have been filed.

The semi remains impounded as officers complete a detailed inspection of the truck and trailer.

Indiana State Police said the investigation is ongoing. 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, off topic, 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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