A father of three kids has been identified as the man killed in a hit-and-run crash in Round Lake Beach last weekend.
An autopsy conducted on Brian Mach, 41, of Johnsburg, showed he died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
On Saturday, dispatchers received a 911 call to check on the well-being of a person found lying in a ditch line on Route 83 north of Fox Chase Drive in Round Lake Beach.
The Round Lake Beach Police Department and Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded to the call around 6:34 a.m.
Officers arrived and located an unresponsive male, later identified as Mach, on the west side of the roadway with several pieces of vehicle debris around him.
Paramedics from Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded and pronounced Mach dead at the scene a short time later.
The Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) was called to assist the Round Lake Beach Police Department with the investigation.
Police said a black 2011-2014 Ford Explorer, similar to the image provided above, struck the man and fled the scene.
Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Wayne Wilde said on Sunday evening that police had located the vehicle and seized it for evidence.
Wilde said Saturday evening that the vehicle was missing its passenger-side mirror and the vehicle has extensive front passenger side damage.
“We are continuing to investigate this crash and will hopefully have additional information later this week,” Wilde said at the time.
It is unclear where the vehicle was located or if any person of interest are being interviewed by police. No additional information has been released on the case.
A GoFundMe was started by Jeana Techmanski, who is Mach’s cousin. The fund, which will be used to lay the man to rest, has raised $1,900 so far.
“Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Whether it’s $1.00 or just sharing his go fund me. Anything will help in my family’s time of need,” Techmanski said.