A 17-year-old boy on a skateboard was struck by a car and killed as he tried to cross Maple Avenue at Monroe Avenue in Brookfield on Friday afternoon.
According to police, the boy was with a group of skateboarders and was headed west on Monroe at about 3:35 p.m. Witnesses reportedly told police the boy darted across Maple Avenue, where he was struck by a gray Acura, which was headed south on Maple Avenue.
The car struck the boy, sending him flying about 15 feet south where he landed on the pavement. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The boy’s skateboard could be seen still lodged under the car at the scene.
Police have not yet released the identity of the boy, who was described as a Brookfield resident.
Police have also not released much information about the driver, except to say it was a man and that he did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver has not been cited for any traffic offenses at this time.
Brookfield police have called in a team to reconstruct the crash. The intersection of Maple and Monroe remained closed to traffic as of 5:30 p.m.