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The Journal Gazette

Monday, June 10, 2019 4:50 pm

Pollce: 8-year-old struck, killed while using crosswalk

Jim Chapman } The Journal Gazette

An 8-year-old boy died Monday after he was struck by a car in Warsaw, police said.

The Warsaw Police Department said it has been in contact with Warsaw Community Schools. The boy was a student and had been attending summer school, the police department said.

Police were called at 1:47 p.m. Monday to Husky Trail at North Pointe Drive, near Harrison Elementary.

Police believe the child was crossing Husky Trail at the crosswalk when he was struck by a car driven by Raven L. Loubert, 24, of Tippecanoe.

Lutheran EMS transported the boy from the scene and was en route to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. It diverted to Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City, where the boy was pronounced dead, police said

The boy will be identified after his family is notified, police said.

"Warsaw Community Schools’ staff and administration extend their thoughts and prayers to those affected," a statement from the school district said. "The district is working alongside local law enforcement to assist in any way possible in their investigation."

jchapman@jg.net