Teen with autism dies after crashing car

CHICAGO — A 17-year-old boy with autism died after crashing his car into a group of bicyclists in suburban Chicago, authorities said.

The teen was riding his bicycle in the neighborhood of Forest Park around 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday when he was struck by a van that hit a curb, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The driver was taken to the hospital, where he died.

The boy had autism and was living with his parents in the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect, said Evan Lopate, the district’s director of community services.

The van driver was not hurt.

Police said they have not identified the bicyclists who were struck.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.