LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Students in Lakewood High School’s theater program are coming together for the family of a 16-year-old boy who recently died.
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Police say Ezekiel McKie and his 15-year-old brother were crossing Wadsworth Boulevard at 26th Avenue on April 17 against a red light when McKie was hit by a vehicle going south.
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Family members say McKie was a “high-functioning autistic.” He died in the hospital on Tuesday – exactly a week later from the date of the accident.
McKie was set to perform on Wednesday in the “Wizard of Oz” at Lakewood High School. The students will be taking up a collections at the play to help Mckie’s family.MORE NEWS: What Is Sweetwater Lake, A 'Hidden Gem' That's Soon-To-Be Colorado's 43rd State Park?