Police name 8-year-old hit by truck

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ELKHART — Police have released the name of the child struck and killed Friday by a car on Lusher Avenue.

Maurice Gray, 8, a Hawthorne Elementary School student, was struck by a Dodge Ram, according to a news release from the Elkhart Police Department.

Police say around 6 p.m. Friday, he and another juvenile ran into the roadway as the 47-year-old driver of the truck was headed west in the 1500 block of West Lusher Avenue. Gray was rushed to Elkhart General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The report indicates the other juvenile was not hit.

The driver of the Dodge Ram was taken to the Elkhart General Hospital for a blood draw, police said.

Elkhart Community Schools said it would provide counseling services to children and staff on Monday.

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