MASPETH — A 13-year-old boy who was hurt when an out-of-control SUV slammed into him and four other middle schoolers last week has died, officials said.
Michael Gomez died Sunday in Elmhurst Hospital, but the medical examiner is still trying to determine if his death was related to the crash, a spokeswoman said.
The cause of death was not immediately clear.
The two boys who were hit, including Michael, suffered only minor injuries in the incident, officials said at the time.
Eighth-grader Angie Peña was walking to school with her friends when the silver Honda Pilot slammed into her, according go reports and surveillance video.
Friends wrote letters and visited her in the hospital.
"I said I really missed her and I hoped she feels better," said Angie's friend, Melissa Jimenez, 13. "Any belief you have — like prayers — just pray for her."
The driver had not been charged in the incident as of Thursday afternoon, an NYPD spokesman said.
Schools chancellor Dennis Walcott reached out to the boy's family and grief counselors were dispatched to the school, a Department of Education spokeswoman said.
With reporting by Trevor Bach.