PORT ST. LUCIE — A 9-year-old boy was hit by a van late Wednesday afternoon.

Port St. Lucie Police and St. Lucie County Fire Rescue responded at about 4:45 p.m. to the 3100 block of S.W. Savona Boulevard.. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that a 9-year-old boy was walking home with his older brother on the sidewalk along S.W. Savona Boulevard.

The 9-year-old boy ran across S.W. Savona Boulevard and was struck by a 2008 Dodge Sprinter Van traveling North on the boulevard. 

The boy was taken to a local hospital by St. Lucie County Fire Rescue with significant injuries. 

This case has been assigned to Traffic Homicide Investigations. No further information is available at this time. 

Check back for updates.

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