A woman driving a vehicle in Beach Park accidentally ran over and killed a man who was lying down in the roadway early Sunday morning, the sheriff said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Beach Park Fire Department responded around 4:20 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of Lewis Avenue and Hickory Drive in Beach Park.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said dispatchers received a 911 call for a vehicle that struck a pedestrian.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found an adult male deceased, Covelli said.
A preliminary investigation shows a Volvo S40, driven by a 28-year-old Waukegan woman, was traveling southbound on Lewis Avenue.
The man was laying down in the southbound lanes of Lewis Avenue for an unknown reason, Covelli said.
The driver of the Volvo did not see the man and ran him over.
Crash investigators are working to determine the man’s identity and why he was in the roadway.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy on the victim.
The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.