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UPDATE: Teen stable after being struck by vehicle

An Indian Lake High School student is in stable condition Tuesday after he was struck by a car Monday as he crossed County Road 91.

Tyler Avila, 15, of Lakeview, was running westbound about 4 p.m. on C.R. 91 in front of Indian Lake Elementary School when he attempted to cross the road and darted into the path of a westbound vehicle operated by Nathaniel Burkhammer, 23, of Bellefontaine.

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Emergency personnel prepare to load 15-year-old Tyler Avila into a MedFlight helicopter Monday. The Indian Lake High Schoool sophomore was struck by a car about 4 p.m. while running on County Road 91. (Examiner Photo/Nate Smith)

 

Tyler was taken by a MedFlight helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Columbus where he was treated for a fractured skull. Family members reported about 7 p.m. Monday there was no brain swelling or damage and the teen’s prognosis was good.

A sophomore at Indian Lake High School, he sustained no other broken bones and had cuts and bruises to his elbow and knees.

Tyler was among four runners and a track coach jogging along the roadway. Witnesses at the scene said three runners and the coach safely crossed C.R. 91 ahead of Tyler to the access road to Indian Lake schools.

Washington Township Police determined the incident was a result of the runner’s inattention and the driver of the car.

Indian Lake and Huntsville EMS, along with the Indian Joint Fire District, and Logan County Sheriff’s deputies assisted at the scene.

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