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Center Grove teen struck on State Road 135

A Center Grove area teenager was hit by a vehicle while skateboarding late at night on State Road 135.

Daniel Sage, 15, was hit by a sport utility vehicle south of Smokey Row Road and State Road 135 around 11 p.m. Saturday. He was in critical condition Monday afternoon at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis, hospital spokeswoman Lori Ewoldt said.

The driver of the vehicle, Adam J. Ruder, 17, also of the Center Grove area, told police he was traveling south on State Road 135 when Sage appeared out of the grass along the west side of the highway. Ruder swerved left, crossing the center line, to avoid Sage but didn’t have enough time and struck him, according to a Bargersville Police Department report.

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