Police and paramedics respond to a fatal crash involving a sedan and a pedestrian at Lewis Avenue and 17th Street in North Chicago Thursday evening. | Photo: Willie Gillespie (@wgweather)

A man suffered severe injuries and died after he was hit by a vehicle in North Chicago and the car then fled the scene Thursday evening, officials said.

The North Chicago Fire Department and North Chicago Police Department responded around 8:45 p.m. Thursday to Lewis Avenue and 17th Street.

It was reported that a vehicle struck a pedestrian at the intersection, according to emergency radio traffic.

Officers arrived to find the victim, a man in his 50s, unconscious and not breathing.

Police and paramedics respond to a fatal crash involving a sedan and a pedestrian at Lewis Avenue and 17th Street in North Chicago Thursday evening. | Photo: Willie Gillespie (@wgweather)

Paramedics arrived and confirmed the victim was deceased at the scene, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

An alert sent out to area police departments said the vehicle that struck the pedestrian fled the scene following the collision.

The alert said the suspect vehicle was a blue 2012 Chevy Cruz LX. The car reportedly fled northbound on Lewis Avenue.

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The North Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding whether the driver was located or not.

Police and paramedics respond to a fatal crash involving a sedan and a pedestrian at Lewis Avenue and 17th Street in North Chicago Thursday evening. | Photo: Willie Gillespie (@wgweather)

Officers shut down Lewis Avenue at the scene to conduct an investigation.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending an autopsy and notification to his next of kin.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office will be performing the autopsy on the man on Monday, a spokesperson said.

The crash remains under investigation by the North Chicago Police Department.