A 16-year-old Plainfield boy who was killed early Sunday as he walked on Interstate 55 near Shorewood was identified Monday afternoon as Anthony G. Hernandez.
Hernandez was walking on the shoulder of the highway about 1:49 a.m. Sunday when he was struck by multiple northbound vehicles near mile marker 253, according to the Will County Coroner's Office and the Illinois State Police.
Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:05 a.m., according to the coroner's office.
An autopsy performed Monday revealed Hernandez died of injuries sustained from being struck by multiple vehicles.
Illinois State Police Sgt. Brad Sprague said Sunday that the crash happened near Black Road, just north of U.S. 52 near Shorewood.
Authorities are investigating why the boy was on the road. Accident reconstruction experts were to determine what exactly happened.
No one had been charged as of Monday, police said.
The road was closed for about two hours after the wreck, Sprague said Sunday.
Hernandez was born in Melrose Park, according to an obituary posted on the website of the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in Joliet, which is handling arrangements.
The teen attended Joliet West High School and was a member of the wrestling team.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, in Joliet, with burial to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For more information, go to Fredcdames.com.
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