LEESBURG, Fla. — A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by an SUV as he crossed State Road 44 Tuesday night.

  • Boy crossing SR 44 struck, killed Tuesday night
  • Tyler Khargie taken to hospital, where he died

The crash happened just before 7 p.m. at S.R. 44 and Pasa Del Norte Street, Leesburg Police say.

Tyler Khargie of Leesburg was crossing the highway, not in a crosswalk, when he was hit by a westbound 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by 81-year-old Lawrence King of Leesburg, according to investigators.

Khargie was taken to Leesburg Regional Medical Center, where he died.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who can provide more with information is urged to call Leesburg Police at (352) 787-2121.