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13-year-old boy dies after being struck by car in West Jordan

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WEST JORDAN — A 13-year-old boy struck by a car early Thursday morning while crossing Redwood Road between 7300 and 7400 South died from his injuries, police said Saturday.

West Jordan police said it was dark, the boy was wearing dark clothing, the area was poorly lit and he did not cross at a crosswalk. The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m.

The driver of the car has been cooperative with police, officials said.

The boy, who was an eighth grader at West Jordan Middle School, was transported to a hospital where he died shortly after arrival, police said. Officials declined to release the boy’s named pending family notifications.

Jordan School District officials said a crisis counseling team was available at the school and will be available again all next week starting Monday for as long as they are needed.

“Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this very difficult time,” said school district spokeswoman Sandra Riesgraf.

Correction: An earlier version said the boy struck by the car was 12 years old. He was 13.