Police: Boy, 2, fatally struck by van in Chicago; woman hurt

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CHICAGO (AP) _ Police say a 2-year-old boy has died and a 39-year-old woman was injured when they were struck by a van in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood.

Charges are pending against the driver who hit them Sunday afternoon. Police say the child was pronounced dead on the scene and the woman was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. Names weren’t immediately released.

Witnesses say the driver of the van was trying to make a turn at the time. Police say the driver stayed at the scene of the crash and was taken into custody.