Authorities have released the identity of a 17-year-old boy who died after he reportedly fell from a fence in the backyard of a home in Round Lake Beach Thursday morning.
An autopsy performed Thursday showed Alexis Rodriguez, 17, of Round Lake Beach, died as a result of blunt force injuries to his neck, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Beach Police Department responded around 12:30 a.m. Thursday to the 2000 block of Evergreen Lane in Round Lake Beach.
Fire department radio traffic indicated an injured person was bleeding.
Paramedics arrived and found the victim, later identified as Rodriguez, was not conscious and not breathing.
Police officials said Rodriguez resided at the residence where the incident occurred.
The juvenile appeared to have been climbing a fence in the backyard of his home when he fell.
The homeowners and residents of the home heard a loud crash, investigated and called 911 after finding Rodriguez critically injured.
Paramedics performed lifesaving measures on the teenager but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police officials said.
A preliminary investigation indicates the incident is accidental in nature and not suspicious.
The death remains under investigation by the Round Lake Beach Police Department.