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Six-Year-Old Boy Killed in Hit-and-Run Near Union

The child was struck on Franklinville Road near Union.

A six-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run crash Saturday night on Franklinville Road near Union.

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said shortly before 9:04 p.m. on Saturday, Sept., 8, the young boy was struck by a vehicle in the area of 4601 Franklinville Road, southwest of Woodstock.

After hitting the boy, the vehicle continued northbound on Franklinville Road, and never stopped, witnesses said.

The child was transported to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. The sheriff department did not released the victim's name.

Members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Marengo Police Department, Woodstock Fire Protection District, and McHenry County Conservation Police responded to the scene.

Witnesses described the offending vehicle as a white passenger car or SUV with damage to one of the headlamps. 

The crash is under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Nygren said.

Anyone having information regarding the investigation is asked to call the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at 815-338-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867. 

Kim G. September 09, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Very sad to keep hearing about all these accident. People need to slow down & start paying attention to what is around them. My 2 girls were involved in a car accident a few weeks ago because a woman wasn't paying attention & speeding too. Thankfully nobody was hurt badly. I am curious to know why a 6 yr old was outside at 9 pm? I have a 6 & a 9 yr old & they are inside as soon as it starts to get dark plus bedtime is 8:30 for them.
Sara E September 10, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Does that matter? Shame on you for asking that.
Chris V September 10, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Well said, Sara E
Concerned Parent September 14, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Can't believe someone would ask about being outside then!!!!! I'm sure EVERYONE has been outside at someone's house when it's been dark!
marie October 08, 2012 at 06:18 AM
If it happened at 9am instead of 9pm would that make it less devastating? IT WAS A CHILDS LIFE!! How could anyone even question what time it happened? Would you want to be suffering that totally devastating pain that family must be going thru?
Signature December 07, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Oh please who hasn't been outside at 9 pm including the holier than thou poster above AND her children. God forbid something happened to her children after 9 pm maybe she'd feel better being criticised for having them outside after 9, oh wait they are in bed at 8.30 puh-leese

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