(PRESS RELEASE) — Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 39100 block of North Green Bay Road, Beach Park, for a report of a person down on Saturday.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located Matthew J. Strait, 33, of Zion, deceased in a ravine, on the west side of Green Bay Road.

Sheriff’s detectives responded to the scene along with the Lake County Sheriff’s Technical Crash Investigations Unit. Preliminary investigation indicates Strait was walking in or near the southbound lanes of traffic and was likely struck by an unknown type of vehicle, which fled the scene.

The injuries on Strait’s body are consistent with being struck by a vehicle, however, the Lake County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Sunday, October 9, 2016, to determine the cause of Strait’s death.

Anyone with information about the incident or information about Strait (i.e. his whereabouts prior to the incident), is urged to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers 847-662-2222.

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