Toddler Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Carpentersville

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23 May 2017 | 5:03 am

A toddler was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash in northwest suburban Carpentersville, police said.

The crash happened at about 9:43 a.m. in the 1000 block of Deer Creek Drive near the intersection of Deer Creek and Rosewood drives in the Lakewood Estates subdivision, according to police.

Toddler Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Carpentersville

[CHI] Toddler Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Carpentersville

Carpentersville officers administered first aid, but the child, identified as 2-year-old Levi Cruz, was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

An autopsy determined the preliminary cause of death was multiple injuries due to an auto striking a pedestrian. 

Chief Michael Kilbourne told the Chicago Sun-Times it wasn’t clear whether the toddler was inside or outside the vehicle when the crash occurred.

The pickup truck was later towed from a ravine a few feet from where the boy was killed.

Police said the child’s death was not the result of speeding or a “reckless vehicle.”

“The incident is a family tragedy that the police department is fully investigating,” Carpentersville police said in a statement. “As a result of the nature of the investigation the Police Department is limited from releasing much, if any, information at this time.”

The crash remains under investigation. The Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team and the Kane County coroner’s office are assisting police.

No one was in custody Monday night and police said they were not looking for an offender.

A GoFundMe account was created for Levi’s family to help them pay for unexpected expenses.

Published at 1:32 PM CDT on May 22, 2017 | Updated 11 minutes ago

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