6-Year-Old Boy Struck By Car In Wheaton

A 6-year-old boy who was struck by a car in Wheaton on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

According to Wheaton Police, the accident happened at approximately 3:55 p.m. on May 4 in the 1200 block of Taft Street.

Wheaton Police say at that time the boy ran in front of an eastbound car and was struck.

The boy, who was later identified as John RuatPuia, was taken to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield for treatment of his accident injuries after the accident.

According to subsequent updates regarding the accident, the boy died on May 11, 2016.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 4, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Wheaton boy severely injured by car” as well as the May 12 Daily Herald article titled “6-year-old Wheaton boy dies after crash” and the May 12 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “Wheaton kindergartner dies after crash.”