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Police searching for vehicle that fatally struck man riding his bicycle in Waukegan

File Photo | Credit: Waukegan Police Department.

Police are asking for the public’s help after a man in his 20s or 30s was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Waukegan late Thursday evening.

The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 11:30 p.m. Thursday to the 3600 block of North Lewis Avenue for a victim laying in the roadway.

Officers arrived and located a male in his late 20s or early 30s who was badly injured from a vehicle crash, according to Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip.

An ambulance transported the man to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was later pronounced dead.

The Waukegan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit (MCU) was called to investigate. Investigators believe a dark-colored sedan with front-end damage fled the scene.

Investigators said the man was riding a bicycle southbound on Lewis Avenue in the northbound lanes. The sedan was traveling northbound on Lewis Avenue when it struck the bicyclist and fled the scene, Florip said.

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The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and to the hospital to assist with the investigation.

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said that an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday. The victim will be publicly identified once his family has been notified.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Waukegan Police Department Sgt. Roush at 847-599-2630.


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