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updated: 7/20/2013 2:31 PM

Grayslake teenager struck, killed by car in Mundelein

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A Grayslake teenager died after being struck by a vehicle late Thursday night in Mundelein, authorities said.

Alex Blouch, 16, was hit about 11:30 p.m. on Route 45 south of University Drive.

Alex may have been riding a skateboard in the roadway and listening to an MP3 player when he was hit, Mundelein police said.

He was struck by a 2009 Honda SUV that was headed north on Route 45, police said. The 18-year-old Gurnee man driving the SUV wasn't hurt, police said.

No charges were filed.

Alex was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was pronounced dead at 12:19 a.m. Friday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

An autopsy revealed Alex died of multiple injuries.

The accident is under investigation.

Alex was a junior at Grayslake Central High School. He was the junior varsity lacrosse team's defensive player of the year this past season.

"(He was) a very hardworking player who was extremely passionate about the game of lacrosse and had earned the respect of everyone on the team," Coach Steve Lavigne said in a news release.

The school's crisis team met Friday. Counselors, teachers and administrators will be available to help students in the weeks to come, Superintendent Catherine Finger said in an email.

A list of support services is available online at central.d127.org.

A funeral service is 8 p.m. Monday at the Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave. (two blocks west of Route 45 on Route 176), Mundelein. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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