13-year-old girl fatally struck by pickup in Elgin

A 13-year-old girl was fatally struck by a truck Thursday night in northwest suburban Elgin.

Authorities were called at 10:19 p.m. for reports of a crash involving a pedestrian in the 200 block of South Randall Road in Elgin, according to a statement from Elgin police.

Alexius Horton was trying to cross Randall when she was hit by a southbound 2004 Ford pickup, according to police and the Kane County coroner’s office. She was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, where she was pronounced dead.

The preliminary results of an autopsy Friday indicated Alexius, who lived in Elgin, died of multiple injuries from the crash, the coroner’s office said.

The driver has not been cited and the investigation into the crash was ongoing, according to police. Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call (847) 289-2661 or text 847411 with “ELGINPD” at the beginning of the message.


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