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Vehicle strikes and kills Waukegan man, flees scene

A 63-year-old man was found dead in a front yard of a home after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Waukegan Saturday evening, police said.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded at 6:45 p.m. Saturday for a report of a person down at Crescent Avenue and Northern Avenue in Waukegan.

Police found a 63-year-old Waukegan man in the front yard of a home near the intersection. Authorities determined he had been hit by a vehicle that fled the scene.

The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was transported by ambulance to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan where he was pronounced dead. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that the man had been walking on Crescent Avenue east of Northern Avenue when he was struck by the vehicle.

“Traffic crash investigators collected evidence at the scene and are speaking with nearby homeowners to determine if they witnessed the fatal crash,” Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.

An autopsy is being scheduled by the Lake County Coroner’s Office. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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