Boy hit, killed by vehicle on Indy’s east side

Police say several Lakeside Elementary School students were waiting for the school bus at the...
Police say several Lakeside Elementary School students were waiting for the school bus at the entrance of the Warren Harbor Apartments in Indy.(WTHR)
Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 12:40 PM EDT
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — IMPD said a 7-year-old boy was hit and killed by a vehicle on Indianapolis’ far east side Friday morning.

Fort Wayne’s NBC affiliate WTHR reports the incident happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. on East 21st Street, near Post Road. According to police, several Lakeside Elementary School students were waiting for the school bus at the entrance of the Warren Harbor Apartments.

Police do not know how the boy ended up in the road before he was hit. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating in the investigation, officers said. Police are also speaking with witnesses to determine what happened.

A spokesperson with MSD of Warren Township released the following statement on behalf of the school district:

This is a great loss for our entire Warren Township School family, and our sincere condolences go out to the family of this child. The district is presently focused on providing additional support and resources needed by our students and staff. Additional guidance counselors will be at Lakeside Elementary to help students, staff, and families deal with this tragic loss.

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