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Boy hit by truck near Lantana identified

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says as Desronvil was running across Lantana Rd., a truck heading east in the center lane hit him. (Photo courtesy: Elandre Desronvile.)

Authorities have identified the 8-year-old boy who was hit by a car and killed Wednesday night.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says Jeromiah Desronvil, of Lake Worth, was running in the middle of the road with other children.

A close friend of the boy's family says he and the other children were playing "Chicken" along Lantana Road near Via Vermilya.

Deputies say as Desronvil was running across Lantana Rd., a truck heading east in the center lane hit him.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue pronounced the boy dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement. Deputies have not said if any charges will be filed against the driver.

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