CORRECTION: Lawrence Police earlier reported two children died, ages 7 and 11-years-old. This story has since been updated to reflect that only one is dead and the correct ages of the victims.
LAWRENCE, Ind. — Lawrence police confirm that two children have been struck while attempting to cross Post Road.
According to the Lawrence Police Department, the incident occurred in the 4400 block of N. Post Road near the Jamestowne Apartments.
Police said the children were 15 and 11 years of age and were on bicycles at the time of the incident.
The 11-year-old has been pronounced dead, while the 15-year-old has been taken to the hospital. The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased at 11-year-old Isai Raymundo.
The driver did stay on scene and is having his blood drawn per Indiana law, but police said alcohol isn’t suspected at this time.
Police also added the area was not lacking in regards of street lights.
Indianapolis City-County Councillors La Keisha Jackson and Keith Graves released the following statement regarding the incident:
We are heartbroken to learn that last night, two young brothers out enjoying the summer night on their bikes were struck by a car as they attempted to cross Post Road. One brother, just 11 years old, was killed; his 15-year-old brother was seriously injured. This morning, as many of our neighbors are sending up their Sunday prayers, we hope they will join us in sending up one for the family and loved ones of these boys as they grapple with their devastating loss.
Unfortunately, last night’s accident was one of several in recent weeks involving cars and pedestrians or cyclists. We implore motorists in our Districts and across the city to slow down and be extra careful to look out for your neighbors on foot or bicycles. Doing so can reduce the number of preventable and senseless accidents and help other families avoid this type of tragedy.La Keisha Jackson and Keith Graves