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Police: Teen killed after being hit by car in Prince William County

Police have not identified the young boy but have said he was 13 years old.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Police are investigating after a 13-year-old boy was hit by a car, killing him Tuesday afternoon. 

According to Prince William County Police, the fatal collision happened near James Madison Highway/Route 15 and Graduation Drive.

Northbound James Madison Highway/Route 15 was closed between Lightner Road and Graduation Drive while police worked the scene. The roadway was reopened just before 4:30 p.m. 

Officers say the driver did have a green light and was proceeding through the intersection when the vehicle struck the teen. The teen was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Due to a change in Virginia law, police will not be identifying the victim due to his age, however Prince William County Public Schools have said that the 13-year-old was a student there.

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