A Forest Hills Central High School freshman, Lucas Van Sprange, has died after being struck by a vehicle about 7:15 a.m. this morning in Cascade Township, authorities said.

WZZM-13 reports that Lucas, 15,  was crossing Cascade Road when he was struck by an SUV.Authorities said Lucas’ father had stopped in the center turn lane on Cascade Road in front of the Manchester Hills subdivision to drop his son off at the bus stop.

The teen went behind his dad’s vehicle to cross Cascade Road SE and was hit by an oncoming SUV. He was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Students were notified of Lucas' death about 10:15 a.m. and crisis team members, counselors and social workers are meeting with students as needed.

"It is important that we take care of each other in this difficult time and support the members of our Ranger family. Our heart and prayers go out to Lucas's family," Forest Hills Central High School officials said in astatement.


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