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Lincoln Square Chicago: Driver hits, kills Raphael Cardenas, 2, riding mini scooter near Leavitt, Eastwood

CHICAGO — A driver struck and killed a 2-year-old boy riding a mini-scooter in Lincoln Square Thursday evening.

The boy was riding across Leavitt Street at Eastwood Avenue shortly before 6 pm when a woman driving a Mitsubishi struck him, Chicago police said.

The child was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital and pronounced dead that evening, police said.

He was identified as Raphael Cardenas by the Cook County medical examiner’s office Friday afternoon.

The driver, a 24-year-old woman, has not been issued citations, police said. The investigation remained open.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.

Source: ( Sun-Times Media Wire – Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2022.)

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